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%.