Misuse of medicines – Benzodiazepines Update 2021

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This training programme has been developed in order to increase the knowledge of pharmacy professionals on the appropriate use, misuse and adverse effects of benzodiazepines.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the clinical indications for the benzodiazepines
  • Understand the risks associated with long-term use of benzodiazepines including interactions, side effects and misuse
  • Understand the risks associated with long-term use of the z-drugs and their place in therapy
  • Describe appropriate services, treatment interventions and care pathways which support people who have become dependent on benzodiazepines

You should begin this course by working through the eLearning interactive module. You should then take the post-course quiz; after successful completion of this, you will be able to obtain your certificate.

This package should take 1 hour to complete.