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August 2019

The below online CPD modules from the current edition of Australian Pharmacist are available free for PSA members.

Antipsychotic use in the aged care setting

This paper discusses the role of antipsychotics in behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia management, so that pharmacists may contribute to improving the appropriateness of use of these medicines.

Compounding levothyroxine oral liquid

Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism. An extemporaneously-prepared oral liquid may provide an alternative to commercially available products, when doses ranging from 1.6–15 microgram/kg are required.

HIV prevention with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once-daily intervention that is now widely available in Australia. It has the potential to drastically reduce, and even eliminate, HIV transmission at a population level.

Heartburn and indigestion

People with indigestion or heartburn commonly present to pharmacies for advice and relieving medicines. It is important for pharmacists and pharmacy staff to recognise the different symptoms of heartburn and indigestion, to treat appropriately and to give advice on lifestyle measures to relieve symptoms and prevent further flares where appropriate.

Past journals

PSA members can view articles and submit answers to assessment questions from Australian Pharmacist CPD from the previous 24 months by clicking the links below.