NPC Archive Item: What’s new on NPC? (October 2009)

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15 October 2009

We have added and updated some new resources on the therapeutics section of NPC recently — why not take a look?

The therapeutics section of the NPC contains materials arranged in sections (for example, asthma) which are grouped into topics (for example, respiratory tract). For each theme, some or all of the following materials are available:

  • A <60 minute eLearning event, where you can watch and listen to an NPC trainer present a series of short workshops on the theme – generally all in less than 60 minutes.
  • A key slide set for the theme, with extensive notes, to use in discussion with others.
  • A data focussed commentary, where you can read a commentary which compares recent prescribing data with the evidence base for that theme. There are questions for reflection.
  • A patient decision aid which you can download to help explain therapeutic choices to patients so that they can come to an informed decision.
  • One or more quizzes where you can test your knowledge of the theme. The quizzes are formative — getting answers wrong is a valuable way of learning as fully referenced answers are provided.
  • One or more case studies, which are fictional but represent “real world” scenarios where you can apply your understanding and compare your answers with fully referenced suggested model answers.

The NPC are still in the process of developing materials for the NPC Website, and are continually updating material. The following list shows the most recent updates.

New patient decision aids are now available on the following topics:

Common Infections – UTI floor 2009 update

Other updated material includes:

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