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This module promotes the safe management of anticoagulants, a commonly used group of high risk medicines.
This module is intended for all health care staff involved in the management of high risk medicines, specifically anticoagulants.
On completion of this module you will be able to:
This module is intended for all healthcare staff involved in the management of high risk medicines.
The module is designed to take around half an hour to complete.
On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.
This module aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standards 1, 2, 4 & 6.
This module content was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and is protected by copyright under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike (BY-NC-ND) 4.0 International License.
The content is provided in good faith by the Commission for information purposes. It is not a substitute for, and is not intended to replace, any specific policies, guidelines or requirements for your local health network or health service.
The Commission does not accept any legal liability or responsibility for any injury, loss or damage incurred by the use of, or reliance on, this information.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care: www.safetyandquality.gov.au, including:
NPS MedicineWise: www.nps.org.au
Medication Safety Self Assessment for Antithrombotic Therapy in Australian Hospitals at: mssa.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/at2/MSSAT_introduction.html
National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals Set 1: Antithrombotic therapy at: www.ciap.health.nsw.gov.au/nswtag/pages/indicators-set-1.html
Institute for Safe Medication Practices: www.ismp.org
For further resources on high risk medicines, see the
Introduction to High Risk Medicines
Medicines and Technology Branch (MTP), SA Health:
SA Health would also like to acknowledge and thank the following: