Online Training Modules and Assessment for Pharmacy First Service

Online Modules

Last updated April 8, 2024

Course Introduction:

One PCN has developed a series of online modules tailored to enhance the delivery of the Pharmacy First Service. These modules are designed to align with the current best practices and management plans defined by Patient Group Directions (PGDs), enabling pharmacists to extend superior care and support within their professional settings.

Speaker: Dr Yassir Javaid

Detailed Course Modules:

Module I: Clinical Essentials in Record Keeping, Patient Safety and Urology

This initial module lays the groundwork for essential clinical practices, with an emphasis on:

Clinical Assessments and Record Keeping: The vital role of thorough clinical evaluations and the maintenance of accurate medical records for enhanced patient care.
Patient Safety and Red Flags: Techniques to identify potential warning signs to ensure the utmost patient safety.
Pain Management (Analgesia): A comprehensive look at effective pain management strategies within a clinical setting with respect to pharmacy first service.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Management guidelines for uncomplicated UTIs in females, focusing on diagnostic criteria and patient selection.

Module II: ENT

Part A: Sore Throat Presentations

Dedicated to throat health, this part covers:

Sore Throats: Exploration of causes, effective treatments, and antibiotics.
Acute Sore Throat Follow-Up: Protocols for monitoring and managing patients after initial diagnosis.
Throat Infections: Insights into the symptoms, causes, and treatment methodologies.
Acute Sinusitis: Diagnostic and treatment guidelines for sinus infections.

Part B: Ear Health

This section focuses on ear health, including:

Eardrum Examination: Method and use of otoscope for comprehensive eardrum evaluations.
Ear Symptoms and Diagnosis: Identifying and diagnosing common ear-related symptoms.
Otitis Media vs. Otitis Externa: Differentiating between these conditions, understanding risk factors, and exploring treatment options.
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Discussing the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Module III: Dermatology Fundamentals

This module provides crucial knowledge on skin conditions, focusing on:

Shingles: Approaches to treatment and prevention.
Impetigo and Insect Bites: Management discussions for impetigo and insect bite care.
Lyme Disease: Management strategies for insect bites that may lead to Lyme disease.

Once you’ve signed up for the course, you will get access to all the modules for 3 months. You can download the certificate after successfully completing the assessment- minimum pass mark is 80%.

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Speaker MA (Cantab) FRCP FRCGP PGDip Cardiology. GPwSI Cardiology. Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his VTS training in Northampton. He has a specialist interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease. He was also the primary care Cardiovascular lead for the East Midlands Clinical Network from 2013-2020. He was named Pulse “GP of the Year” in 2015 for his work in reducing stroke emergency admissions in the East Midlands. He is on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology and a trustee of Heart Valve Voice. Know More -->

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Posted 2 months ago
EXCELLENCE is not even the word. Beyound Excellence


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Posted 3 months ago
Very informative

I have learnt more useful information which I did not know before or have come across in other Pharmacy First documents/training materials. Detailed knowledge is provided throughout the course for each of the conditions.

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