Education

The hub for all your learning resources.

Here you will find all our clinical education resources from articles to recorded webinars, all supporting equitable access to funded medicines.

Dulaglutide is available from 1 September, but do you know how to pronounce it? Listen to our quick guide for help.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
30 August 2021
15 minutes to Delve

From 1 September and when clinically indicated, dulaglutide can be started in adult patients with type 2 diabetes using the steps shown in this resource.

Talking points, relevant for all patients starting dulaglutide, are provided along with two algorithms and accompanying prescribing notes.

Contributor
Brendan Duck, Ryan Paul
25 August 2021
15 minutes to Delve

When clinically indicated, empagliflozin can be started in adult patients with type 2 diabetes using the steps shown in this resource (updated 24 Aug 2021).

Talking points, relevant for all patients starting empagliflozin, are provided along with two algorithms and accompanying prescribing notes. Which algorithm you follow will depend on your patient’s level of hypoglycaemia risk. 

Contributor
Brendan Duck, Ryan Paul
24 August 2021
60 minutes to Watch

In this webinar, Dr Raewyn Fisher discusses the range of disease-modifying therapies that have improved heart failure outcomes, and provides reassurance around the funding changes to cilazapril.

Contributor
Dr Raewyn Fisher
24 August 2021

When initiating either empagliflozin or dulaglutide, the newly funded second-line type 2 diabetes agents,choice is based primarily on predominant comorbidities, clinical features and tolerability.

Administration route is an additional factor; dulaglutide is a once-weekly, subcutaneous injection and empagliflozin is a daily tablet. Patient factors are also important, and the contraindications and adverse effects profiles differ. 

Read the HAH Bulletin to find out more.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
17 August 2021
4 minutes to Read + 15 minutes to Explore

Biological medicines are already used in Aotearoa New Zealand and with more being developed internationally, it’s important that you feel comfortable using them.

As an introduction, we’ve highlighted five key aspects of these medicines in an article and a series of short animated videos.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
11 August 2021

Prescribers wanting to block angiotensin II effects can consider the remaining funded ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers. ACE inhibitors and ARBs are similarly effective for hypertension, chronic renal disease and diabetic nephropathy, but ARBs are better tolerated.2 ACE inhibitors are preferred over ARBs first-line for heart failure and post myocardial infarction.2

Read the HAH Bulletin to find out more.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
19 July 2021
1 minute to Read

Pharmac has identified five key drivers of medicine access equity in New Zealand. Read on to learn about the drivers and how you can implement them in your place of work. 

13 July 2021
7 minutes to Read

Dulaglutide, a once-weekly injectable medicine, will soon be available for second-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. As most people with type 2 diabetes will require an injectable therapy at some stage, it is important to build acceptability early in the patient journey.

Contributor
Louise Roche Farmer
29 June 2021