Positive Impact CPD Program

Through Positive Impact pharmacists receive a selection of CPD courses to assist with their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. In this way, pharmacists can plan their training programme a year in advance. Positive Impact CPD takes into consideration professional, leadership, and soft skills development. This gives the pharmacist the opportunity to develop in every sphere of their work environment. 

View our 2019 course list 

To start a course please click on the title of the course below and enter the course enrolment key. 

Free Course: Chickenpox

Audience: Pharmacists

Chickenpox is caused by a virus called varicella zoster. Varicella is known to be very infectious and the WHO estimates that upwards of 90% of susceptible people will develop chickenpox if they come into contact with it. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:

  • How chickenpox is linked to shingles
  • Common symptoms seen in chickenpox
  • Over-the-counter treatments used to manage these symptoms
  • How to manage at-risk individuals exposed to the virus

Thrush and Cystitis

Audience: Pharmacists

Vaginal thrush, or candidiasis, is a common type of fungal disease caused by a yeast infection in the vagina and surrounding areas. The form of yeast most commonly associated with thrush is Candida albicans, also known as C albicans or Candida.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:

  • What causes vaginal thrush and how to effectively treat it
  • The other potential causes that need to be eliminated before initiating treatment
  • What cystitis is and its common side effects
  • When suspected cystitis should be referred 
 

Ulcerative Colitis

Audience: Pharmacists

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) encompasses both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). The most common presentation is UC. It is a long-term condition which causes inflammation in the colon and rectum.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:

  • Who is most likely to be affected by ulcerative colitis
  • Typical symptoms that patients present with
  • Treatments used to reduce these symptoms and maintain remission

Sore Throat

Audience: Pharmacist's Assistants

To understand why a sore throat happens, it is useful to know a little about the upper respiratory tract, which is comprised of the nose and nasal passages, the sinuses, the pharynx and the larynx.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:

  • Understand how and why a sore throat occurs
  • Recognise the symptoms that might warrant referral
  • Know the treatment options available, including self-help measures. 

Tiredness and Fatigue

Audience: Pharmacist's Assistants

One in five people feel unusually tired at any one time. But while this may be common, it’s not normal and if not dealt with effectively, fatigue can have a profound effect on physical and mental health, as well as work and relationships.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:

  • Understand what causes tiredness and be able to recognise people who are more likely to suffer from it
  • Know when to refer to the pharmacist
  • Know which treatment and self-care options are available. 

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