Pharmacological interventions and complementary medicines for osteoarthritis (RP March 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Retail Pharmacy 
Author: Aleks Erac-Zganec

CPD Credits: 3


Designed to give an overview of current recommendations for the management of OA with pharmacological and complimentary medicines as per the RACGP guidelines for the management of hip and knee OA published in 2018.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. List the pharmacological treatments that the RACGP 2018 Guidelines recommend for the treatment of knee and hip OA.
  2. List the evidence available and the RACGP 2018 Guideline recommendations for the use of complementary medicines in the treatment of knee and hip OA.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.4, 1.5, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: A1903RP2    Accreditation expires: 01/03/2021
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.