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August 2019

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

Management of hypertension – a contemporary approach

Hypertension is a significant burden on the Australian healthcare system. Management of hypertension is a key component of risk factor modification in both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and end organ damage. The high prevalence of hypertension means that it is often managed in the setting of additional co-morbid conditions, requiring judicious use of the wide range of available hypertension treatment options.

Primary and secondary prevention of stroke

The primary prevention of stroke has become topical following three recent aspirin studies. The aim of this article is to discuss the pharmacological management of stroke and the primary and secondary prevention of stroke.

Smoking cessation: Turning desire to quit into action

Smoking cessation is a priority for the Australian government and the Australian population as there is a high correlation between smoking and adverse health outcomes. Statistics show that smokers are increasingly wanting to quit. How can pharmacists harness that desire and use strategies and treatments such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to enable and empower those wanting to quit?

Topical management of acne

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicles of the skin and can have a profound impact on self-esteem, mood and well-being. Pharmacists should be able to diagnose, treat and counsel patients on the best course of action, including when to refer.

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.