Insomnia disorder: management strategiesSubscription
As sleep disturbances are common, understanding their management and how to best counsel and appropriately treat patients is essential.
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.
Pharmacists should be able to describe the differences between acute lymphoblastic and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and the available treatment.
This article describes how to apply the polypharmacy framework at individual patient level through the use of a case study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.