Preventing poisoning: which pills can kill? (AJP November 2018)

Accredited CPD

Provider: Australian Journal of pharmacy
Author: Morna Falkland and Nicole Wright

CPD Credits: 2


This article is designed to give an overview and to provide knowledge that will assist with managing poisoning scenarios in the pharmacy.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

1. explain the important role the Poisons Information Centre plays in the management of poison exposures;

2. identify medications which can cause significant toxicity in children, even when ingested in small amounts;

3. describe appropriate recommendations for decontamination procedures in poisoning cases;

4. explain the recommended first aid required to manage bites and stings.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 3.3

Accreditation number: A1811AJP2     Accreditation expires: 01/11/2020
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.