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.
Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.
Early diagnosis and multi-modal treatment is necessary to improve quality of life in adolescents and women with endometriosis.
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.