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A changing treatment landscape? Current use of biologics in Rheumatology, Gastroenterology and Dermatology Programme - On Demand
Due to Popular demand, the Biologics Programme will be re-run in 2019.
Biologics, also known as biologic therapies or biologic response modifiers, have become an important part of modern healthcare. Join this programme to learn about the development of biologics, their efficacy, common adverse effects, monitoring, initiating these agents and more!
Remember this Programme can form part of your Group 3 goal on biologic therapies!
Adalimumab (Humira) in General Practice and Pharmacy - On Demand
In this course you will learn about the following topics:
- Defining Adalimumab
- How do patients benefit from Adalimumab
- Managing patients on Adalimumab
- Supportive care for patients on Adalimumab
- The importance of patient adherence – helping patients stay on track
Anaphylaxis - On Demand
All pharmacists have the potential to encounter anaphylaxis in their career. Complete this on demand learning to recognise anaphylaxis and its treatment. Learn about Pharmacist-led interventions in allergy management and education, and adjunctive treatments in allergy.
Atrial Fibrillation Management - On Demand
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia encountered in primary care and affects at least 5% of people in New Zealand over 65 years.
People diagnosed with AF have a higher risk of mortality and are associated with a four to five-fold increased risk of stroke, a three-fold increased risk of heart failure and two-fold increased risk of myocardial infarction and dementia compared to people without AF. Symptom control and prevention remain current goals of management.
Enrol in this on demand course presented by Dr Martin Stiles to learn about the four pillars of AF management, Stroke Prevention, Rate Control, Rhythm Control and Lifestyle Modifications. Also learn about the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options as well as monitoring. The role of pharmacists in the management of AF will also be discussed.
Clozapine Dispensing in Community Pharmacy - On Demand
Clozapine has drastically improved the lives of many patients however it can cause many serious side effects. Clozapine is associated with a significant risk of neutropenia, which may progress to a potentially fatal agranulocytosis.