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NSAIDs prescribing issues


 

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INTRODUCTION

NSAIDs have analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties, but are also associated with a number of side effects that may be serious in vulnerable individuals. Prescribers should be aware of the contraindications, interactions and adverse effects before initiating NSAIDs, and know how to manage their cardiovascular, renal and gastrointestinal risks. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module you should have a better understanding of:

  • The factors that need to be considered when initiating a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
  • The contraindications, interactions, adverse effects and other important prescribing information relating to NSAIDs
  • The risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) and renal, and gastrointestinal (GI) adverse effects
  • How to manage the risk of CV and renal, and GI adverse effects
  • What monitoring is required for NSAIDs

This resource is provided by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.