Health professionals

Resources

Advance care planning

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine or treatment

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Unorthodox techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Anaphylaxis resources

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

Antibiotic resources for clinicians

Medicine or treatment

Resources about antibiotics for clinicians, including guidelines, continuing professional development (CPD) and tools, calculators and apps.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Medicine or treatment

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Medicine or treatment

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk

Medicine or treatment

Benzodiazepines are widely used and one of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in Australia. Dependence on benzodiazepines is more likely to occur with prolonged use and is becoming of increasing concern. Read about benzodiazepine dependence risk on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Stop the Waste

Medicine or treatment

Blood is a precious resource generously donated by volunteers. Learn more about using blood and blood products appropriately to prevent wastage.

Unorthodox techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Anaphylaxis resources

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine or treatment

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Proton pump inhibitors

Medicine or treatment

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Changes to codeine access

Medicine or treatment

Over-the-counter codeine

Medicine or treatment

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine or treatment

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

The prescribing cascade

Medicine or treatment

A prescribing cascade occurs when a new medicine is prescribed to 'treat' an adverse reaction to another drug in the mistaken belief that a new medical condition requiring treatment has developed. Read about the prescribing cascade on the Australian Prescriber website.

Older, safer, wiser

Medicine or treatment

The increasing morbidity and disability that accompanies ageing encourages a greater dependence on medicines to cure, slow the progression of, or reduce symptoms of disease. Read about medicines for an ageing population on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Proton pump inhibitors

Medicine or treatment

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Strategies to address distress

Medicine or treatment

Stop the Waste

Medicine or treatment

Blood is a precious resource generously donated by volunteers. Learn more about using blood and blood products appropriately to prevent wastage.