New codeine mod­ule

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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.

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