New paracetamol/ibuprofen combo course launched

A new QCPP Refresher training online course looks at paracetamol and ibuprofen combination analgesics

Guild Learning and Development is partnering with RB in the development of the course.

This course reviews the mode of action, benefits and tolerability profile of paracetamol and ibuprofen combination analgesics as well as assisting pharmacy assistants to identify when acute pain may require a combination pain reliever.

This online course has been approved for 45 minutes of QCPP Refresher Training.

Pharmacy assistants who complete this course will be issued with a certificate of completion that can be used to demonstrate their QCPP Refresher Training requirements.

Pain, whether acute or chronic, is the most common reason people seek medical help from doctors and in pharmacies.1

Given the prevalence of pain in Australia, it is important that pharmacy assistants have a strong understanding of how to assess pain, management options that are available and when referral to the pharmacist is required.

This is particularly important following an NPS MedicineWise article pointing out that since 2016, the NSW Poisons Information Centre has seen a spike in calls from consumers worried that they may have inadvertently taken an overdose on medicines containing both paracetamol and ibuprofen in a single tablet.

The Guild Learning and Development can be contacted on 03 9810 9930 or via email at  for more information.

Guild Learning and Development has thanked RB for its financial support and input of expertise in the development of this course.


  1. Pain Australia.2016. Campaign for Pain. Available from:

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