NPS launches interactive format for online case studies

NPS has released its latest case study on tailoring ongoing treatment for type 2 diabetes in a new online format that offers CPD points GPs, pharmacists and nurses.

The case study focuses on available treatment options for a 75-year-old male with type 2 diabetes, and is delivered in a new online format that provides immediate individual and peer results, including feedback from diabetes expert Stephen Twigg of the University of Sydney.

Participants work through the clinical scenario online with interactive questions and receive immediate feedback based on their responses. The activity also provides best practice points that can be applied to patient care.

“Users are able to access the case study on a computer or tablet and switch between devices seamlessly, meaning you can start the learning activity at the workplace and continue it on the train on the way home,” NPS MedicineWise clinical adviser Andrew Boyden said.

The case study covers concepts including management of CVD risk factors and glycaemic control, an update on role of low-dose aspirin for patients with type 2 diabetes, changes to HbA1c reporting, advantages and disadvantages of newer glucose lowering medicines, and tailoring treatment for an older patient with type 2 diabetes.

For GPs, the case study is approved for one (category two) point under the RACGP's QI&CPD program and for two core points in the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine's PD program.

Case studies are also recognised for the quality prescribing incentive (QPI) of the Practice Incentives Program (PIP).

Case studies are also accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council as suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan and are endorsed for nurses by the Royal College of Nursing, Australia.

Posted in Aged Care

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