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It is essential that pharmacists can identify the different types of constipation and counsel on the safe and effective use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments.
Pharmacists should be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of peptic ulcer disease, promote eradication treatment adherence and refer patients when appropriate.
Staged supply is ‘a clinically indicated, structured pharmacist service involving the supply of medicine to a patient in periodic instalments.'
Management of schizophrenia requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach between healthcare professionals, patients and carers.
Management strategies for reflux begin with lifestyle and diet modifications, and if symptoms persist, non-prescription medicines may be recommended.
Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) such as the common cold and influenza (the ‘flu’) are common reasons for patients seeking pharmacists’ advice.
Resources to help effectively deliver an important community service.
As the most common wound in older adults, skin tears need to be managed effectively with correct identification, evidence-based decisions and appropriate dressing selection to facilitate healing and reduce risk of complications.

Drugs in sport

The misuse of drugs in sport has been a long-term problem, going back to ancient times before the introduction of organised sport.
The pharmacist's role in the management of patients with pneumonia is even more important during the current COVID-19 pandemic.