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August 2019

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

The diagnosis and management of warts

Warts are abnormal growths of the skin caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Between 5-30% of children and young adults have common warts (a type of cutaneous wart). Pharmacists are often approached for and can provide guidance on the treatment and prevention of warts.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a chronic, recurring mental disorder characterised by pronounced fluctuations in mood and energy. The impact on people’s lives is severe with long-lasting effects on relationships, work, self-esteem and physical health. Pharmacists are well placed to support people with bipolar disorder, and their family/carers, with respect to medicines management, monitoring treatment efficacy and physical health care.

An introduction to tuberculosis

Tuesday 24 March is the World Health Organization’s World Tuberculosis Day. The goal is to end the global epidemic by 2035. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide; one third of the world population is believed to be affected. In the World Health Organization’s 2018 Global Tuberculosis Report, it was identified as ‘the leading cause [of death] from a single infectious agent.’

Management of multiple sclerosis and its comorbidities

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic immune-mediated neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system. Familiarisation with the comorbidities associated with MS is an important component of comprehensive patient care, to optimise symptom control and quality of life in MS patients.

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.