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Primary care pharmacy education - Module 2: Case 3 - Mabel Jones

  • Released: 02/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 6h:0m

The aim for this case study and associated study day is to support pharmacy professionals working in primary care to update their clinical knowledge on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), osteoporosis and their associated complications and end of life care and apply this to their practice.

Learning objectives

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

  • discuss the risks of long-term corticosteroid use on osteoporosis and infection
  • respond appropriately to a safeguarding issue
  • optimise medicines for people with COPD and those who experience COPD exacerbations
  • manage the pharmaceutical care of those who have osteoporosis and are at high risk of osteoporotic fractures
  • describe how the gold standard framework (GSF) is used to identify stage of life and progression towards end of life
  • identify when discussions around deprescribing need to happen and ensure there is palliative care and multidisciplinary team engagement for end of life discussions around deprescribing
  • work with the palliative care, district nursing and care home teams and use local guidance to ensure safe and effective use of medicines in those who are approaching end of life.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians