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Prepare for Prescribing

This Advanced Skills module builds upon the dosage calculation competence developed within the Essential Skills, Bodyweight and BSA Calculation and Injectable Medicines Therapy modules.

It is designed to provide an overview of the stages of the prescribing consultation and governance process in primary and secondary healthcare settings with a key focus on the core calculations required to generate an accurate prescription. In combination with our Essential and Advanced Skills modules it is designed to prepare learners to be ‘prescriber ready’ and capable of undertaking further studies to become an independent prescriber.

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What you will learn

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Understand, accurately complete and routinely check fundamental calculations relevant to prescribing and practical dosing in primary and secondary healthcare settings.
  • Consider the patient assessment, diagnostic, treatment option and shared decision-making processes that need to be considered and completed as part of the wider prescribing competency framework.

Problem Types & Formats by Area of Practice

The table below lists the various problem types and formats covered by this module and their availability by area of practice.

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  • CPD points
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Reflective account
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This program is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 7 CPD hours per module according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.