This is a subset of the Minor Ailments Program. It comprises of four online modules covering common reproductive and genitourinary conditions, including urinary tract infections, vaginal candidiasis (VVC), dysmenorrhea and emergency contraception.
For each minor ailment discussed, upon completion of the module, participants will be able to*:
- Describe the pathophysiology.
- Assess the patients' 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 recommended treatment option(s).
*Note: specific learning objectives for each ailment may differ slightly.
Number of Continuning Education Units
May 31, 2020
Online - 4 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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