Clinical

Asthma: part two

Part two of this asthma CPPE module considers the importance of personalised action plans and asthma triggers.

The enigmatic aura

Could you tell the difference between a migraine aura and a transient ischaemic attack or stroke?

Go, go gadget

Community pharmacies can offer customers self-diagnostic tests alongside a plethora of healthcare gadgets.

Summary care records

This CPD module takes a look at SCRs including what they contain, their benefits and how to access them.

Clinical briefing: 3D printing coming of age

Early 3D printers were expensive but prices have fallen dramatically and some companies and research groups are now exploring 3D printing’s potential

Vitamin D: Getting the balance right

Vitamin D is one of the positive effects of exposure to sunlight – but how can pharmacists help customers avoid the negative effects of overexposure?

Migraine

This pharmacy scenario is about migraine and considers how it can affect individuals differently. 

HRT: Why the reluctance to prescribe?

A survey found that 60 per cent of women had never been offered HRT – and even more worrying is that 66 per cent were offered antidepressants instead 

The management of Parkinson’s disease

After reading this module you should recognise the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and understand the treatment pathways

Lung cancer: A patient’s perspective

First hand accounts from lung cancer sufferers, plus guidance for pharmacists on the role they can play in promoting earlier diagnosis

Scenario: Painful toilet visits

Kim O’Connell has asked for a quiet word with pharmacist Parveen and tells her it really hurts when she goes to the toilet...

Visual impairment

This pharmacy scenario is about visual impairment and considers CVI eligibility. 

Clinical briefing: Can pharmacists help diabetes remission?

A weight management scheme has helped to achieve remission in almost half of type 2 diabetes patients, with indications that the benefits persist

Making headway: A pharmacist's guide to headaches

Headache is the umbrella term used for a number of different conditions that can be difficult for pharmacists to differentiate and therefore manage appropriately

Asthma: part one

This module will consider the prevalance of asthma, understand common asthma phenotypes and the diagnostic process.

Conference call: Antibiotic resistance strategy

Professor Dame Sally Davies pulled no punches in her keynote address on the UK’s antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy

Scenario: Steroids & type 2 diabetes

Would you recognise the predisposing factors that lead to an increased risk of hyperglycaemia with steroid therapy in people with diabetes?

Getting to grips with cannabis-based medicines

Here's a round up of questions concerning the switch of cannabis-based medicinal products to Schedule 2.

Scenario: Vitamin D supplements

Customer Nusrat Begum is talking to pharmacist Parveen about how the vitamin D supplement she is taking doesn’t seem to be working...

Status epilepticus: why rapid, aggressive treatment is essential

In contrast to typical epilepsy seizures, untreated SE can last an hour or more, increasing the risk of serious complications

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