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Reviewing Tuberculosis prescriptions

Welcome to module 3, where you will learn more about the additional roles undertaken by community pharmacists during the dispensing process. Due to their unique positioning directly between medic and patient, pharmacists can facilitate the delivery of prescribed medications in several ways. These include them acting as another set of eyes in reviewing prescriptions and …

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Signs and symptoms and diagnosis of Tuberculosis

Welcome to module 3In this module, we will explore the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) and how TB is diagnosed. By the end of this module, you will be able to: Recognise the signs and symptoms of TB Discuss how TB is diagnosed Describe the TB screening program in your local area

Antimicrobial measurement

By the end of this module you will be able to: Describe methods to measure antimicrobial consumption Outline what point prevalence studies are and how they are carried out Explain how measurement can inform AMS programs

Education and training

By the end of this module, you will be able to: Implement local and international campaigns in your practice Evaluate AMS in your practice Apply learnings to support staff on implementing AMS in the community

Aetiology of diabetic foot disease

In this module you will learn why diabetics are more prone to foot problems and how simple sores can become life threatening if left untreated. Patients with diabetes are very prone to foot disease. It is a combination of microvascular and macrovascular complications and nerve damage.

Fungi and antifungal drugs

By the end of this module you will be able to: Describe the types of antifungal drugs and how they are administered Summarise how antifungal drugs work Recall examples of fungal infections in humans

The role of the pharmacist in supporting patients prevent and manage diabetic retinopathy

Welcome to module 4 This module covers a range of diabetic eye conditions and looks at how they may present to a pharmacist. In addition, it will discuss the symptoms which warrant an urgent referral. Diabetes complications, including eye conditions, are avoidable if patients control their blood glucose levels. Pharmacists can have important roles in …

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Tuberculosis Case Studies

In hospitals, pharmacists form part of a multidisciplinary team. They play important roles in the patient’s journey whilst making vital contributions to the team including the sharing of their expertise leading to positive impacts on patient outcome. This module features a series of case studies which will allow you to apply your knowledge into practise. …

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Supporting patients on Directly-Observed Therapy (DOT)

Community pharmacists can implement the strategy ‘Directly observed therapy (DOT)’. Directly observed treatment is a TB control strategy that involves a healthcare worker or community health worker directly observing a patient taking their treatment regimen. DOT can help manage poor treatment adherence and is used routinely in locations worldwide where TB is widespread. As we …

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Audits and quality improvement

By the end of this module you will be able to: Apply learnings to implement clinical audit in practice Describe quality improvement methodology Explain what key performance indicators are and how they can be useful

AMS resources

This module will provide you with a database of resources that you can use to implement improved AMS in practice, to better educate staff and patients on using antimicrobials appropriately and why this is so important. By the end of this module you will be able to: Choose relevant resources to help improve elements of …

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Using appropriate antimicrobials

By the end of this module you will be able to: Explain the importance of antimicrobial choice, dose, timing and route in optimising treatment outcomes for patients Recall basic pharmacokinetics in the context of AMS and how to optimise antimicrobial use What is important in achieving the best outcomes for a patient when using antimicrobials? …

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Management of diabetic foot

In this module you will learn about the management of diabetic foot and the role of the pharmacist in educating patients.

Parasites and antiparasitic drugs

By the end of this module you will be able to: Describe the types of parasites Summarise the transmission of human parasites List the diseases that human parasites cause Recognise the types of antiparasitic drugs available