Substance Impaired Driving

E-Learning CPD Module

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Substance Impaired Driving

This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for New Zealand GPs and covers important issues relating to medication prescribing and the risk of substance impaired driving. It is based on a series of four New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) video podcasts designed for healthcare professionals. After watching each video, you will be asked to answer several multiple-choice questions in order to complete the module.

This E-Learning Module covers:

  • Definitions of substance impaired driving.
  • Why substance impaired driving is an issue in NZ.
  • How substance impaired driving relates to medicines prescribing.
  • How to identify substance related impairment.
  • Factors which may contribute to substance impaired driving.
  • Advice for patients who are taking medicines that could cause impairment.
  • Risks and consequences of substance impaired driving.
  • Strategies for healthcare professionals to help prevent substance impaired driving.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should have an improved understanding of:

  • What comprises substance impaired driving.
  • Why substance impaired driving is an issue in NZ.
  • How substance impaired driving relates to medicines prescribing.
  • How to identify substance related impairment.
  • Factors which may contribute to substance impaired driving.
  • Advice for patients who are taking medicines that could cause impairment.
  • Risks and consequences of substance impaired driving.
  • Strategies for healthcare professionals to help prevent substance impaired driving.

Accreditation

"Substance Impaired Driving" E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1 CME credit for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
Further info

Further information and resources

Medication impaired driving

Information for doctors, pharmacists and nurses – is your patient safe to drive?

Are you safe to drive? Resources