This course is a subset of the Minor Ailments Program. It consists of five online modules covering common conditions of the eyes, mouth, and respiratory system, including eye conditions, aphthous ulcers (canker sores), candidal stomatitis (oral thrush), herpes simplex (cold sores), cough and sore throat, and nasal congestion and allergic rhinitis.
For each minor ailment discussed, participants will be able to demonstrate the following upon completion of the module*:
- Describe the pathophysiology.
- Assess the patient's symptoms to determine next steps: treatment/therapy, referral, 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
May 31, 2020
Online – 5 modules
- 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
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