Medication Management for Midwives


The safe management of medications has now been identified by the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Healthcare as a high risk area and therefore designated as one of the National Standards.

This course deals specifically with medications that are administered during pregnancy and post partum. You will learn about the physiology of the medications, when and how they should be administered and their general management.

Key Advantages

  • Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity
  • Comprehensive staff reporting allowing administrators to easily generate compliance reports in seconds
  • User certification provided upon successful completion

Course Content

  • The "Rights" of medication safety:
    • Introduction
    • The "right" dose
    • The "right" patient
    • The "right" medication
    • The "right" route
    • The "right" time
    • The "right" documentation
    • The "right" reason
    • The "right" response
    • The "right" to refuse

  • Medication Groups:
    • Analgesics and Local Anaesthetics
    • Antiepileptics
    • Antidiabetics
    • Antihypertensives
    • Anti-infectives
    • Contraceptives
    • Galactagogues
    • Magnesium sulphate
    • Oxytocics
    • Common Supplements
    • Tocolytics

  • Categorisation of drugs in pregnancy
  • National terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in Australian hospitals
  • Preparation for assessment
  • Practice quiz
  • Summative quiz
  • References and links

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