GPEx, in partnership with Country SA PHN, recently developed a new online course to upskill healthcare professionals and increase their confidence in syringe driver use and palliative opioid prescribing.

It is well recognised that these are critical areas of need among our primary health workforce, with contributing factors including a lack of efficient and free training tailored to the needs of time poor professionals, and the fear of over-prescribing in home palliative care settings.

Country SA PHN chose GPEx as their education provider for this important initiative due to our experience in delivering evidence-based medical education that engages learners and secures positive behaviour change.

The new course – “Palliative Medication Proficiency: Mastering Syringe Drivers and Opioid Administration in Home Settings” – has now launched and offers GPs and palliative care nurse practitioners in rural and remote South Australia a convenient option for elevating their practice, focusing on practical skills to enhance end-of-life care in home settings.

Initial feedback highlights that 89% of participants who complete the course would recommend it to a colleague

GPEx will continue to evaluate training outcomes and report back to Country SA PHN on an ongoing basis.