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Substance impaired driving - continuing professional development

Welcome general practitioners and pharmacists. Here you can access information on substance impaired driving for the purposes of continuing professional development.

The resources on this page are provided for GPs. For pharmacists please visit the Phamaceutical Society website(external link)

Background

Substance impaired driving is a sizeable and serious problem. As a health professional you can help your patients make good choices about whether or not they’re safe to drive.

Road crashes caused by substance impaired driving occur much more often in New Zealand than previously thought. One in three people killed on New Zealand roads has medication or drugs in their system that may impair driving. Help us improve this situation and make our roads safer by informing patients how their medication may affect their driving.

Gain CME points by reviewing the resources below and completing a Learning Reflection Form [DOCX, 80 KB].

Resources

25% of all scripts are for medication that can impair driving

Videos

51% of drivers don't recall being warned about potential impairment

Publications

Publications can be ordered through completing this order form [DOC, 51 KB].

CME points

More information

Visit www.nzta.govt.nz/medication(external link)

For CME queries contact cpd@rnzcgp.org.nz

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