Codeine Rescheduling: The Implications - Branch CPD Event

6:30pm Tuesday, 26 September 2017
8:30pm Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Branch CPD Event
The Boulevard Centre
99 The Boulevard
Floreat, Western Australia 6014

In February 2018, OTC codeine containing products will be rescheduled to S4. Join our experts in pain management as they discuss the way forward for pharmacists.

This PSA and SHPA joint session will discuss strategies on how to approach and refer opioid overuse/ dependant patients, discuss evidence based acute pain management, describe the role of OTC opioids in chronic pain patients.

Learning objectives

By the end of the seminar the participant will be able to;

  • Implement strategies to address hoarding/stocking up behaviour of codeine products.
  • Discuss evidence based pain management available OTC.
  • Describe the strategies used in escalating acute pain management.
  • Discuss the appropriateness of OTC opioid use in chronic pain patients.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of continuation of opioid therapy post discharge..
  • Discuss strategies to initiate conversations about overuse of codeine products.
  • Identify resources and referral pathways available to identified opioid dependent patients.

Refreshments are available from 6.00pm.

Registration: Free for SHPA Members

To register please download and complete the registration form and email or fax to 1300 369 771. Please do not return the forms to SHPA as registration for this event is being managed by PSA.



Additional Information


Craig Clark, Consultant Pharmacist, South City Chemmart

Dr Richard O'Regan, Addiction Medicine Consultant, Next Step Drug and Alcohol Service 

Professor Stephan Schug, Director of Pain Medicine and chair of Anaesthesiology, University of Western Australia

Pharmacist Competency Standards addressed:

1.1 Practise legally
1.2 Practise to accepted standards
1.3 Deliver 'patient-centred' care
1.4 Manage quality and safety
2.1 Communicate effectively
2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team
2.4 Manage conflict
4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines
4.3 Dispense prescribed medicines
6.1 Assess primary health care

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010