Assessing and Prescribing for Minor Ailments – Full Program

Tags: Minor ailments, Online learning, Professional pharmacy services

OVERVIEW
Reflecting on your own practice, how many times a day do you get asked questions regarding minor ailments? From diarrhea to eczema and warts, seeing patients who suffer from minor ailments is an everyday occurrence. The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) have partnered to develop a comprehensive professional development program, that covers a wide variety of minor ailments. Each minor ailment module includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis, red flags for referral, treatment alternatives (including prescription drugs), treatment algorithms, and patient counselling, monitoring and follow-up.

This program covers 32 conditions commonly seen in practice. This series of modules is a self-directed online program that uses patient cases to help translate theory into practice. This program covers dermatological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal and ocular conditions, and more.  The full program covers the stand-alone subsets described below at a more cost-effective price.

Upon completion of each minor ailment module, participants will be able to

  • Describe the pathophysiology.
  • Assess the patient's symptoms to determine next steps – treatment/therapy, referral or other.
  • Recognize red flags signalling referral to a physician.
  • Carry out an initial differential diagnosis.
  • Compare and contrast available treatment options, including prescription options where merited, with respect to efficacy, safety and indications for use. 
  • Understand monitoring parameters for treatment.
  • Understand appropriate follow-up.
  • Educate the patient on the correct use of the recommended treatment option(s).

*Note: specific learning objectives for each ailment may differ slightly.

 



Number of Continuing Education Units

35.25

Accreditation #
To be determined

Accreditation Expiry date  
May 31, 2020

Learning Format
Online - 28 modules

Topics

Assessment

  • Multiple-choice assessment
  • Reflective exercises 

Subject Matter Experts

  • Carmen Bell, BSP
  • Joyce Chan, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), CDE, ACPR
  • Terry Damm, BSP
  • Shelita Dattani, BscPhm, PharmD
  • Drena Dunford, BSc (Hons), BSc (Pharm), CDE
  • Sébastien Dupuis, PharmD, MSc
  • Phil Emberley, PharmD, MBA
  • Antonietta Forrester, BScPhm, RPh
  • Christine Hughes, BscPharm, PharmD
  • Karen Jensen, BSP, MSc
  • Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA
  • Vivian KT Lee, BScPhm, RPh
  • Anne Mallin, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE
  • Penny F. Miller, BSc (Pharm), MA (Ed)
  • Preet Sian, BSc, MPharm, RPh, CDE

PREREQUISITES AND TARGET AUDIENCE
This program has no prerequisites. This online professional development program is designed to support pharmacists who have an interest in refreshing and broadening their knowledge in the area of minor ailments.

SUPPLEMENTARY TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Participants receive electronic access to relevant content from the Compendium of Therapeutic Choices for Minor Ailments (CTMA), Compendium of Therapeutic Choices (CTC) and Compendium of Products for Minor Ailments (CPMA).

PROGRAM COMPLETION
To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements before to the program’s expiry date: 

  1. Review and complete all the online modules and required readings, including the declaration of completion.
  2. Complete and achieve 70 per cent or higher on the program’s final examination, within a maximum two attempts.
  3. Complete a program evaluation.

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at education@opatoday.com.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to education@opatoday.com no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply for programs costing $129 or more (before HST). A $5 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply for programs costing less than $129 (before HST). Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.

Protecting your privacy: Your privacy is important to us. Some information you provide in program registration forms and exercises may be considered personal information. OPA collects, uses, and shares the information contained in program registration forms and exercises to process your registration; issue certificates of completion; award continuing education credits; and deliver OPA services, programs, and publications to you.

Learners’ code of conduct: By registering for an OPA education program, you agree to follow OPA’s Learners’ Code of Conduct. For further details, click here.

Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
Full Program 2019   $750.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
Full Program 2019   $1,330.00 Add to Cart 
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