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Haematopoietic stem cell transplant in children

Haematopoietic stem cell transplant in children Subscription

This article outlines the pharmacist’s role during haematopoietic stem cell transplant in children and uses Great Ormond Street Hospital as an example to explore the patient journey and actions of the multidisciplinary team, specifically highlighting those of the pharmacist.

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Valproate use in women: minimising the risks Subscription

It is necessary that pharmacists and pharmacy teams ensure the safe and appropriate prescribing of valproate in line with the current Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency guidance.

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Opioid use in palliative care: selection, initiation and optimisationSubscription

Opioids are commonly administered as part of end-of-life care. Pharmacists should know how to select, initiate and optimise opioids to best meet patient needs.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and managementSubscription

Early diagnosis and medicines optimisation are fundamental to ensure timely and appropriate treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve a patient’s quality of life.

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Cancer-associated thrombosisSubscription

Venous thromboembolism is a complication of cancer that pharmacists should understand to ensure that their patients have the best possible outcomes.  

Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults

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.

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Insomnia disorder: management strategiesSubscription

As sleep disturbances are common, understanding their management and how to best counsel and appropriately treat patients is essential.

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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.

Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy

Implementing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in practiceSubscription

How pharmacists can ensure the safe delivery of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy by ensuring governance, operational and clinical requirements are met.

Tetanus vaccination

Tetanus: symptoms, treatment and vaccination

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.

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Case-based learning: shinglesSubscription

This article outlines how to recognise shingles, its causes and risk factors, and the role of pharmacists in managing treatment and preventing spread.

Case study: an error with a medicine containing arachis oil SS20

Case study: an error with a medicine containing arachis oilSubscription

Many common pharmaceutical products contain refined peanut oil, which is contraindicated in patients with a known peanut allergy. This hospital pharmacy-based case study demonstrates the steps taken after a prescribing incident.

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Pain management and the role of pharmacy (video)

In this video, Gino Martini, chief scientist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, outlines evidence-based management options for acute, chronic and chronic primary pain to address misconceptions and promote best practice in pharmacy.

Test yourself: the 2020 CPD and learning quiz

Test yourself: the 2020 CPD and learning quizSubscription

Take our quiz, with questions based on some of 2020’s best loved CPD and learning articles, and test your knowledge on a range of subjects from gene therapy to respiratory tract diseases.

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Reducing risk and managing dispensing errorsSubscription

Pharmacy teams should understand how to minimise the risk and likelihood of dispensing errors, including methods that can be used to evaluate existing processes, as well as how to deal with errors if they happen.

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Managing fever in children

This learning resource outlines guideline-based recommendations for the management of children and young people with fever, including the appropriate use of over-the-counter analgesics, to support effective pharmacy consultations.

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Understanding dispensing errors and riskSubscription

As prescription numbers continue to increase, it is necessary to understand the dispensing errors that can occur and how they may happen. 

Oral candidiasis: causes, types and treatment

Oral candidiasis: causes, types and treatmentSubscription

Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should be able to recognise oral thrush, a common yeast infection, and provide appropriate treatment advice to resolve infections.

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Promoting self-care for acute pain

This learning resource outlines evidence-based best practice for pharmacy consultations focusing on acute pain, including appropriate selection of over-the-counter analgesics to enable effective self-care.

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Case-based learning: constipation in adultsSubscription

It is important that pharmacists understand how to appropriately and safely manage patients with constipation in light of new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency guidance announced in August 2020.

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