We have updated our popular learning module on opioids. The changes cover recent concerns about transdermal patches. We have also revised one or two of the self-assessment questions.
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom has re-approved the module for continuing professional development (CPD) – up to 2 CPD points are available for this module.
Over 90% of survey respondents learned something new from the opioids module or re-learned something that had forgotten. Here is what health professionals said about the module:
“Very good, took me the recommended time allowed which was good as well.” – primary-care nurse prescriber
“Good content as I am an autonomous clinician administering morphine to patients as a paramedic. The differing interactions between opioids and other drug groups and the consequences of opioid withdrawal will assist me greatly.” – paramedic working in the community
“Really well-written helpful sub-divisions and links ‘activities’ and questions.” – primary-care doctor
“I found the format easy to use and convenient … the questions helped consolidate what I had learnt and were relevant to my work” – primary-care pharmacist
The education page on our website has more information about MHRA’s learning modules. Here you will find medicines learning modules on:
The education page also includes links to the pharmacovigilance module produced in close collaboration with BMJ Learning and to frequently asked questions about medicines learning modules.