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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.
Key information - Sydney
Course date: 

Saturday 17 August 2019

Time:
9:00am to 5:00pm (registration from 8:30am) Includes all catering.
Location: Abercrombie Business School, The University of Sydney, Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets, Darlington NSW 2008
Course structure:  Lectures
CPD hours: 6
Course fees:

$476 (incl. GST)

University of Sydney alumni
$560 (incl. GST) Standard for dentists
$448 (inc. GST) University of Sydney/NSW Health staff
Registration:  Click here to register and pay online using Visa, Mastercard and AMEX. You can contact the Continuing Education office by email at dental.ce@sydney.edu.au or by calling: +61 2 9351 8348.
Key information - Brisbane
Course date: 

Saturday 12 October 2019

Time:
9:00am to 5:30pm (registration from 8:30am) Includes all catering.
Location:

Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Course structure:  Lectures
CPD hours: 6
Course fees:

$476 (incl. GST)

Earlybird for dentists (pay by 17 August 2019) and University of Sydney alumni
$560 (incl. GST) Standard for dentists
$448 (inc. GST) University of Sydney/NSW Health staff
Registration:  Click here to register and pay online using Visa, Mastercard and AMEX. You can contact the Continuing Education office by email at dental.ce@sydney.edu.au or by calling: +61 2 9351 8348.
Associate Professor Geraldine Moses

Course presenter

Associate Prof Geraldine Moses AM

BPharm, DClinPharm, Adv.Prac.Pharm, FPS, FACP, AACPA, MRPharmSoc

Geraldine Moses is a clinical pharmacist specialised in drug information. Since 2013 she has been providing a national drug information service for members the Australian Dental Association called “Pharma-Advice”. She also as a consultant pharmacist at the Mater Public Hospital in Brisbane, is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland.
 
She also consults to various organisations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the New Zealand Dental Association, the Commission for Safety in Quality in Health Care, and NPS MedicineWise.  A frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, Geraldine is well known amongst her profession and has received many awards including in 2002 Australian Pharmacist of the Year, in 2013 she received ADAQ’s Medal of Merit and in January 2019 she was awarded an AM, as a Member of the Order of Australia

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