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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.

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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.

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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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Acute coronary syndrome: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment Subscription

This overview describes the different management options for acute coronary syndrome and how pharmacists can support patients with the condition.

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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.

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Treatment of acute and chronic lymphoid leukaemiaSubscription

Pharmacists should be able to describe the differences between acute lymphoblastic and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and the available treatment.

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Polypharmacy: putting the framework into practiceSubscription

This article describes how to apply the polypharmacy framework at individual patient level through the use of a case study.

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Polypharmacy: a framework for theory and practiceSubscription

There are several tools pharmacists can use when assessing a patient’s medicines; however, patient input and appropriate questions can have a profound impact in ensuring medicines optimisation.

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Hepatitis A infection: symptoms and managementSubscription

Pharmacists must understand how hepatitis A is spread and how it affects patients in order to ensure prompt, effective treatment and to reduce the spread of the infection.

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Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes and diagnosisSubscription

Anaphylaxis normally develops suddenly and can be fatal if not correctly identified and managed.

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Anaphylaxis: management Subscription

Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening; therefore, pharmacists must be able to immediately recognise symptoms and know how to treat patients.

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Pharmaceutical considerations for patients with stomasSubscription

Pharmacists should be aware of the requirements of their patients who may have a temporary or permanent stoma.

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Remote consultations: how pharmacy teams can practise them successfullySubscription

As remote consultations become more common, pharmacists must consider best practice and how they can get the most out of these interactions.

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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.

How to provide advice on alcohol consumption and explain the potential health risks

How to provide advice on alcohol consumption and explain the potential health risksSubscription

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.

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Managing dental emergencies in response to COVID-19

This learning resource provides a summary of self-care advice and important considerations that pharmacists and their teams can use to counsel patients on interim management for common dental emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Organ donation law and transplantation management in the UKSubscription

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.

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Community management of pneumonia and suspected COVID-19

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.

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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. 

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