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Safer prescribing in general dental practice

A comprehensive update for safer prescribing in your practice
In this course Dr Geraldine Moses will cover safe prescribing, medications that impact on dental procedures, dealing with patients who claim a drug allergy, tailored pain management and drug adherence.

Course overview

Patients in your practice will present with an array of complicated medical conditions. Many will be taking various prescription and non-prescription drugs. In addition, new medications and changes to legislation require you to keep up to date to ensure effective patient care.

This one-day course developed by Dr Geraldine Moses will provide clinicians with a comprehensive update for safer prescribing and drug use in dental practice. The day is comprised of five key presentations: update on safe prescribing, medications that impact on dental procedures, dealing with patients who claim a drug allergy, tailored pain management and drug adherence.

Topics

  • Know the top 10 contributors to medication error.
  • Write a comprehensive medication history that can prevent AMEs.
  • Recognise error-prone prescribing and situations that predispose to error.
  • Implement processes to prevent prescribing and charting errors.
  • Ensure all medications are included in a medication history
  • Assess all medicines for their impact on dental procedures and outcomes.
  • Access authoritative resources regarding medication management
  • Advise patients appropriately on perioperative medication issues.
  • Understand difference between allergies and adverse drug reactions
  • Know which patients are truly cross-reactive between penicillins and cephalosporins.
  • Develop more accurate history for those claiming a “sulpha allergy.”
  • Explain allergy to one opioid does not exclude use of other opioids
  • Document THREE things in allergy /ADR history
  • Appreciate the wide range of medicines for which non-adherence continues to be a significant problem
  • Understand the five dimensions of non-adherence.
  • Identify predictors of medication non-adherence.
  • Apply motivational interviewing skills to assess and assist medication adherence.
  • Explain the implications of non-adherence on medication use in the community.
  • Compare safety and efficacy of commonly used analgesics
  • Explain varying risk profile between different NSAIDs
  • Understand the place in therapy of combination analgesia.
  • Know how analgesic prescribing is altered in paediatric and geriatric patients
  • Know when prescribing opioids for dental pain is appropriate and when it should be avoided.

Important note: This course is currently being postponed due to the recent internal changes during the implementation of the new Faculty of Medicine and Health operating model.

Further information will be provided as soon as new details are confirmed.

If you wish to register your interest for this course or have any questions, please contact the Professional Education in Health team via email at fmh.peh-events@sydney.edu.au.

Key information - Sydney
Course structure:  Lectures
CPD hours: 6
Course fees:

TBC

Registration:  If you wish to register your interest for this course or have any questions, please contact the Professional Education in Health team via email at fmh.peh-events@sydney.edu.au.
Key information - Adelaide
Course structure:  Lectures
CPD hours: 6
Course fees:

TBC

Registration:  If you wish to register your interest for this course or have any questions, please contact the Professional Education in Health team via email at fmh.peh-events@sydney.edu.au.

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