Venous thromboembolism is a complication of cancer that pharmacists should understand to ensure that their patients have the best possible outcomes.
Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription
Diagnoses of gonorrhoea in England rose by 26% between 2018 and 2019. Pharmacy teams can help prevent transmission and promote good sexual health practices through identifying patients at risk.
Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults Subscription
Pharmacists can contribute to the psychological and emotional wellbeing of people living with diabetes by helping to identify those who have mental wellbeing needs, optimising treatment and minimising risk factors.
Insomnia disorder: diagnosis and preventionSubscription
Insomnia can have a profound impact on a patient; understanding its causes and how it can be prevented can have significant implications on their wellbeing.
How pharmacists can ensure the safe delivery of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy by ensuring governance, operational and clinical requirements are met.
Although most people in the UK will be vaccinated against tetanus as a child, immunity does not always persist into adulthood. It is important that pharmacists can recognise the symptoms and know the treatments available for this disease.
This overview describes the different management options for acute coronary syndrome and how pharmacists can support patients with the condition.
Schizophrenia: recognition and management Subscription
Common medicines used to manage schizophrenia have many side effects that can cause significant morbidity. Regular monitoring and support can ensure patients improve outcomes.
Case-based learning: impetigoSubscription
Pharmacists need to identify and manage impetigo effectively to help prevent its spread.
Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes and diagnosisSubscription
Anaphylaxis normally develops suddenly and can be fatal if not correctly identified and managed.
Pharmacists should be aware of the requirements of their patients who may have a temporary or permanent stoma.
As remote consultations become more common, pharmacists must consider best practice and how they can get the most out of these interactions.
Caring for palliative care patients at home: medicines management principles and considerationsSubscription
Pharmacists need to understand the range of medicine support that they and their teams can provide to palliative care patients and their caregivers.
Alcohol consumption has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacists can provide patients with support and information to enable them to make informed choices about their intake.
Pharmacists should be aware that the law around organ donation changed in England in May 2020 and will change in Scotland from March 2021, and should understand the implications this has on practice and for patients.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of understanding the differences between viral and bacterial pneumonia, and how adult patients can be managed as they recover at home.
Case-based learning: anxiety disordersSubscription
There are many types of anxiety disorders with varying levels of severity. Pharmacists should know the treatment options that are available and how to support patients.
How pharmacists can implement guidance and best practice in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patient and staff safety, as well as the approaches pharmacy teams across the UK are taking in response to the virus.
This article considers how patients with schizophrenia should be managed when their condition or treatment changes.
As the most common incurable hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to infertility, anxiety and cardiovascular disease if it is not managed appropriately.
Recognising and managing certain complications of Parkinson’s disease can help improve care and reduce the risk of admission for people living with the condition.
Non-pharmacological interventions, such as maintaining good sleep hygiene and a healthy diet, can help improve, resolve or prevent depression.
It is well known that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, there are lifestyle interventions that pharmacists can encourage patients to implement to reduce this risk.
Dental caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer are health problems that can be prevented with the help of community pharmacists.