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Recorded lectures

Antimicrobials

ACP

25
May 2021

Recorded lecture

2 hours

Tutors

  • Dr David Farren
    Consultant Medical Microbiologist, NHSCT.
  • Dr Sam Varma

Aim

To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic usage has changed due to COVID
  • Highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within a pandemic
  • Review resources available to manage common infections and approaches to using them in a socially distanced setting
  • Manage patients who are on frequent or long-term courses of antibiotics to optimum effect
  • Work within local guidance in relation to sending samples or to dip urine
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to improve the management of patients with urinary tract infections in care homes.

Chronic pain self-management

8
October 2020

Recorded lecture

1 hours

Aim

To provide an update on the current evidence base relating to the self management of chronic pain.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes
  • Define pain
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic pain
  • Understand the consequences of chronic pain
  • Recognise the value of goal setting for patients living with chronic pain
  • Understand the concept of pacing and spacing activities
  • List pain self management programmes available

DOACs

High risk medicines

1
February 2021

Recorded lecture

2 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Roisin Murphy
    Clinical Pharmacist, SHSCT.
  • Ms Sinead Doyle
    Clinical Pharmacist, SHSCT.

Aim

To optimise the use of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended Learning outcomes:
  • Understand the mode of action for the DOACs
  • Appreciate the indications and range of dosing schedules available for these drugs
  • Identify drugs that interact with the DOACs and the effects of such interactions
  • Highlight the key safety issues associated with the DOACs
  • Implement strategies to improve the safe use of DOACs within your patient population.

Insulin

High risk medicines

11
January 2021

Recorded lecture

1 hours

Aim

To optimise the use of insulins in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended Learning outcomes:
  • Understand the mode of action for different types of insulins
  • Appreciate the indications for the use of these products in practice
  • Highlight the key safety issues associated with the different types of insulins
  • Implement strategies to improve the safe use of insulins within your patient population.

Lessons learned from community pharmacy inspections

22
April 2021

Recorded lecture

1 hours

Aim

To support pharmacists to integrate legal frameworks and best practice guidance and standards within their professional practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Highlight the outcomes measured within the inspection process
  • Discuss the steps involved in the new method of inspection including the online assessment
  • Identify common issues that arise during the inspection of pharmacies
  • Develop an action plan to address issues you have identified in which your pharmacy may be considered as under-performing
  • Implement strategies within your pharmacy to ensure a successful outcome in the inspection process.

Opioid Substitution Therapy

31
March 2021

Recorded lecture

3 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Joanne Crawford
    Pharmacy Adviser, HSCB
  • Dr Helen Toal
    Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions
  • Mr Clifford McElhinney

Aim

To enable pharmacists to effectively contribute to the shared care team delivering substitution therapy services in Northern Ireland.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this workshop you will be able to:
  • discuss the Northern Ireland Guidelines on substitution treatments for opioid dependence
  • describe the pharmacological properties of methadone and buprenorphine
  • understand the rationale for initiating treatment and thereafter the stabilisation of treatment
  • supervise consumption in individuals appropriately
  • understand other harm reduction services available from community pharmacy
  • appreciate the role of all professionals involved in the shared care of service users.

Oral Emergency Contraception

1
June 2021

Recorded lecture

2 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Caroline Hunter

Aim

Reduce the incidence of unplanned pregnancy through the promotion of safe and effective oral emergency contraception use in practice.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how emergency contraception works and when it should be used
  • Understand the different methods of emergency contraception and their indications
  • List the side effects associated with emergency contraception
  • Compare advantages and disadvantages associated with each method
  • Understand the efficacy associated with each method of emergency contraception
  • Conduct an effective consultation with a woman requiring emergency contraception

Preventing Skin Cancer

27
April 2020

Recorded lecture

2 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Sharon McEvoy
    Community Pharmacist.
  • Mrs Helen Quinn

Aim

The aim of this recorded lecture is to enable you to provide appropriate advice in relation to the prevention of skin cancer.

Learning outcomes

At this end of this recorded lecture, you will be able to:

  • appreciate the benefits of exposure to the sun
  • describe how UV exposure can damage skin and the range of conditions that can result from overexposure
  • encourage individuals to assess their own level of risk to the effects of UV exposure
  • raise awareness of the importance of early detection of skin cancer and self examination
  • appreciate the treatment pathways for skin cancers
  • actively promote strategies to help protect the skin against UV damage.

Remote Consultations

8
October 2020

Recorded lecture

2 hours

Aim

To promote the principles of remote consultations thereby reducing the need for face to face contact between patients and pharmacists.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess when a remote consultation is appropriate and inappropriate
  • Use the remote consultation technology/software effectively
  • Apply consultation models that can be used to structure remote consultations
  • Develop the key skills needed for an effective remote consultation
  • Identify the pharmacy services that can be delivered via remote consultation

Understanding influenza

8
October 2020

Recorded lecture

2 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of the influenza virus and how it affects the human body.

Learning outcomes

Intended Learning outcomes:
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of influenza
  • Understand the structure of the virus and the mutation cycle
  • Identify individuals susceptible to the virus
  • Appreciate how the flu vaccine works to protect susceptible individuals
  • Promote the flu vaccine to individuals you identify as susceptible to the virus.