New codeine module
THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild have jointly released the second online module of an education package to support the pharmacy profession through the upcoming codeine scheduling changes.
Moving many products to prescription-only “represents a significant change in pain management strategies used by many patients,” the organisations said, meaning it is important that pharmacists are well informed on the clinical aspects of pain management in order to address patient needs.
The new module is titled Codeine rescheduling: A patient focused clinical overview of pain and provides an overview of the pathophysiology of pain, the different ways in which it can be experienced and the role of the pharmacist in managing pain.
To enrol in the course see either www.psa.org.au/codeine or www.myCPD.org.au.