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Activity description

75651 - Avant webinar: Prescribing perils part II - Drugs of dependence

Avant Insurance Limited

Prescribing drugs of dependence. Opioid/benzodiazepine abuse - understand your risks, rights and responsibilities in an environment of increasing concern about the misuse of prescription drugs.

Relevance to General Practice

Prescribing drugs of dependence is a common activity in GP

Learning outcomes

  1. 1. Outline the techniques to minimise the risk to patient safety with schedule 8 & 4 prescriptions
  2. 2. Discuss the clinical and legal issues of prescribing drugs of dependence
  3. 3. Provide an overview of current strategies to minimise the risks associated with prescribing drugs of dependence.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Rational prescribing and medication monitoring is undertaken

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Medico-legal requirements are integrated into accurate documentation

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Men's health
  • Women's health

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 5:00pm

This activity is readily available at any time








Only available to members

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Ruth Crampton
T: 03 90265969