Pathology Tests and results: the pharmacist’s role. Part 3: Therapeutic drug monitoring (AJP October 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Australian Journal of Pharmacy - Journal
Author: Jackie Lockley

CPD Credits: 3


This is the final article in a three-part series. It explores factors to consider when interpreting therapeutic drug monitoring results.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. explain when therapeutic drug monitoring should be performed;
  2. identify current reference ranges for therapeutic drug monitoring of medications with a narrow therapeutic index;
  3. describe what factors should be considered when interpreting TDM results;
  4. identify lifestyle factors that can affect pathology investigations and results.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.5, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6

Accreditation number:   A1910AJP2   Accreditation expires: 01/10/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group One CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.5 hours of Group Two CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.