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September myCPD Highlights

Meet your annual CPD requirements with new courses to choose from and more than 70 CPD credits available.

Ensure your patients receive the best advice, service and care while meeting your annual CPD requirements. myCPD can help you update both your skills and knowledge with a range of online courses.

To access these courses and more log into myCPD.

Community pharmacy guide to the management of HIV — 3 CPD credits

This course examines the pathophysiology of HIV, the current approach of HIV treatment and how these medicines can be accessed in community pharmacy.

Management of Hepatitis C and the role of pharmacy — 1.5 CPD credits

This course examines the pathophysiology of HCV and the availability of new direct acting antivirals to treat the disease.

This course also reviews the role pharmacists can play in supporting patients with chronic HCV through the provision of advice on screening, treatment, risk reduction and treatment compliance.

An update on the use of stimulant laxatives – a clinical refresher — 2 CPD credits

Constipation can be an embarrassing and painful condition that affects around 15 to 20% of the population.

Whilst this clinical refresher provides pharmacists with details of the clinical aspects of constipation, the focus is on the conversations that we have with our patients.

The role of pharmacy in insulin pump therapy and provision of insulin pump consumables — 2 CPD credits

This course examines how insulin pump therapy works and how it can benefit people with type 1 diabetes.

It discusses the role pharmacists play in supporting people with an insulin pump, in terms of providing advice and consumables.

Encouraging the uptake of influenza vaccination in your pharmacy — 2 CPD credits

This course addresses the public health benefits of influenza vaccine and the role herd immunity plays in its efficacy, common myths and arguments against vaccination and the common reasons for not vaccinating against influenza. It also describes how pharmacists can overcome some of these barriers.

Paracetamol and ibuprofen combination analgesics — 1.5 CPD credits

This course reviews the evidence supporting the efficacy and tolerability of paracetamol and ibuprofen combination analgesics.

On completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to identify when to recommend paracetamol and ibuprofen combination analgesics and provide effective counselling for its use.

Vitamin D supplementation in bone health — 1.5 CPD credits

Pharmacists who complete this course will be able to describe the process of bone metabolism, including the role of vitamin D in bone metabolism.

This course will also assist pharmacists in identifying patients who may benefit from 7000IU once-a-week vitamin D supplementation, including important counselling points and advice for patients.

Pharmacy Health Solutions: Heartburn — 1.5 CPD credits

This course provides information on proton pump inhibitors (PPI) as non-prescription medicines and is designed to achieve better health outcomes and maximise the non-prescription medicines category.

Pharmacists will learn the pathophysiology of occasional and frequent heartburn and be able to describe lifestyle management treatment approaches as well as the indication, mechanism of action, dosage and place in therapy of medicines used in the management of frequent heartburn.

Pharmacy Health Solutions: Eye Care — 3 CPD credits

This online course has been developed to assist pharmacists in the appropriate management of self-limiting conditions of the eye with non-prescription medicines, as well as identify symptoms of dry eye, infectious conjunctivitis and allergic conjunctivitis.

Treating allergic rhinitis with fluticasone furoate nasal spray (Avamys®) — 1 CPD credit

This course examines the treatment of allergic rhinitis and the evidence for using the fluticasone furoate nasal spray.

Upon completion, pharmacists should be able to provide appropriate counselling to patients who have been prescribed fluticasone furoate.

EllaOne: The ulipristal acetate emergency contraceptive pill — 1.5 CPD credits

The supply of emergency contraception is a vital function which pharmacy provides for the community. These customers value the advice, clinical expertise, information and guidance that a pharmacist can provide to assist them in making decisions about their emergency contraception options.

Understanding the use of Ellipta® devices in COPD and asthma — 1.5 CPD credits

This online course will provide pharmacists with the key clinical characteristics of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and enable them to recommend both drug and non-drug approaches to managing asthma and COPD.

FREE CPD Planning with myLearning Plan

To ensure all pharmacists have access to a free CPD plan the Guild has developed myLearning Plan.

This simple online tool is now available on the myCPD site.

myLearning Plan enables you to reflect upon your role and the services you provide in your pharmacy to identify relevant competencies from the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia.

Together with the standard myCPD Activity report, the myLearning Plan will provide all the evidence you need to meet the Pharmacy Board Continuing Professional Development requirements.

To access the myLearning Plan, log into myCPD now.

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