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AR104 Updates & safety tips for non-medical prescribers

Course summary

This course is ideal for non-medical prescribers wishing to update their prescribing practice and develop their prescribing competency. Areas covered include evidence-based practice and medicines safety, with particular emphasis on drugs to avoid; common errors; and ways to enhance patient safety.

Who should attend?

Supplementary or independent prescribers including:
Community-based Nurses

Important notes

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Assess your prescribing practice using the single competency framework
  • Reflect on your prescribing experiences with your peers and identify areas for improving your practice
  • Describe strategies to help you keep up to date with developments in the evidence base
  • Explain the ABC of safe prescribing.

Course programme

Evidence-based practice update:

  • Information mastery to enhance your clinical practice
  • Access to NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre support resources.

Medicines safety update:

  • Which drugs are most commonly associated with harm?
  • Which drugs are most difficult to use safely?
  • What constitutes a prescribing error?
  • Avoiding medication errors in primary care
  • Common pitfalls in polypharmacy
  • Tips to enhance patient safety.

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