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e-learning

Adverse drug reactions Part 3 - Patients and adverse drug reactions


  • Released: 06/2012
  • Reviewed: 10/2018
  • Study time: 2h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This e-learning programme focuses on which patients may be at risk of adverse drug reactions and encourages you to develop strategies for communicating those risk factors to patients. You will be able to extend your knowledge about patient Yellow Card reporting and the role patients play in improving patient safety.

This programme is Part 3 of a three-part series that will help you develop your patient safety role by increasing your understanding of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), their identification, reporting and prevention.

You can also apply your learning from all three parts of this learning series by completing the case studies presented as a 'video wall' in the final section of this programme.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE). Users should recognise that this programme may refer to Welsh policies and organisations. CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • outline patient characteristics and drug factors which increase the risk of adverse drug reactions
  • assess factors to take into account when deciding if an adverse drug reaction has taken place
  • communicate risk of adverse drug reactions to patients using appropriate risk tools
  • recommend evaluated internet information resources to patients
  • identify patients who would benefit from increased awareness of Yellow Card reporting
  • list examples where patient reporting has triggered the MHRA to conduct a product review
  • assess a patient for adverse drug reactions and take appropriate action.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can access this e-learning programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants