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Accredited pharmacist and Credentialed Diabetes Educator Angelica Rostov details how pharmacists can advance their diabetes education. The following changes are now in place for those who are either undertaking or considering undertaking the diabetes educator qualification. To become a Pharmacist Diabetes...
Scenario: You have decided to run a cardiovascular screening and risk assessment service in the pharmacy. The target screening group is ‘all willing patients over the age of 45 years without a known history of cardiovascular disease (CVD)’. What do...
We know that there are high levels of medicines use in the aged care setting, which is not surprising given the demographics of residents and prevalence of multimorbidity. We also know that there are problems with medication management in this...
Local community pharmacists play a vital role in improving health outcomes for LGBTI people and people living with HIV. There has been greater recognition of the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians among an increasing...
Heart failure (HF), also referred to as congestive cardiac failure, is present in 1–2% of the Australian population.1 It is the end result of a number of different pathophysiological processes in which there is loss or impairment of functioning...
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is characterised by repetitive, partial (hypopnoea) or complete (apnoea) occlusions of the upper airway during sleep, resulting in frequent arousals and sleep fragmentation. Learning objectives  After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe...
It is estimated that falls in hospitals are significantly higher than in the community setting. This summary presents the best available evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions to reduce falls in the elderly in nursing homes and hospitals. For the full...
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries. The prevalence of AMD is 1.4% at 70 years of age and 5.6% at 80 years of age and 20% at age of 90 years....
Topical corticosteroids are used for various dermatological conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe common misconceptions and misunderstandings of topical corticosteroids Identify current evidence and recommendations on the safety...
Amended prescribing information has been released for two biosimilar uptake drivers listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), as part of the Biosimilar Awareness Initiative. Infliximab is listed on the PBS as biosimilar brands Renflexis and Inflectra, together with the...