Contraception & DVT
THE contraceptive pill is one of the most prescribed medicines in Australia but has known adverse event of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which the Pharmacy Guild of Australia says requires pharmacists to counsel accordingly.
To help with the issue, Guild Learning and Development has launched a new online course titled “Hormonal contraception and deep vein thrombosis: Know the risks”.
On completing this CPD accredited course, pharmacists should be able to discuss DVT risk with patients who are prescribed hormonal contraceptives and provide information on the signs and symptoms of thromboembolic disorders as well as the actions patients should take if symptoms are experienced.
Visit myCPD.org.au for more.