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With instances of atrial fibrillation (AF) on the rise, pharmacists can support patients with the management of their condition. This article will focus on the diagnosis and management of AF, highlighting several areas for pharmacist involvement. Learning objectives  After reading...
With instances of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy on the rise, pharmacists can support these women by providing health and lifestyle advice both during and after their pregnancy. Learning objectives  After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Identify the different...
The Victorian Parliament recently passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act and its 18-month implementation period is shortly coming to a close. So what exactly does the Act mean for patients who are suffering and what role do pharmacists need...
With more than three million Australians reporting the use of an illicit drug in 2016 alone, pharmacists have a significant role to play in substance abuse education, prevention and support. Learning objectives  After reading this article, pharmacists should be able...
Metformin’s road to becoming the most prescribed glucose-lowering medicine in the world reads as an interesting biography. Learning objectives  After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Explain the action, efficacy and potential adverse reactions of metformin and describe...
Nitrofurantoin is a nitrofuran antibacterial that acts by inhibiting bacterial protein, DNA, RNA and cell wall synthesis. It is used in the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTIs), including prophylaxis or long-term suppressive therapy in recurrent infections.   Learning objectives...

Skin cancer

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. Learning objectives    After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe different types of skin cancer Discuss the potential role and...

Planning for success

Pharmacists have until the end of September to finalise their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan for the year. Here’s how you can use it to advance your career. Amid long shifts and hectic workdays, it’s easy to sometimes view CPD...
Deprescribing is defined as ‘the process of withdrawal of an inappropriate medication under supervision by a healthcare professional with the goal of managing polypharmacy and improving health outcomes’. Learning objectives   After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe...
Wound management is a core component of pharmacy practice that can be extended, with training, to a clinic setting in community pharmacy. It consists of determining the underlying cause of the wound, treating the wound and the cause, selecting and...