Role in Asthma Management

ASTHMA OVERVIEW: THE PHARMACIST’S ROLE IN ASTHMA MANAGEMENT

Planned CPD activity

Introduction

People are far more likely to visit their local pharmacy than to go to see their GP. This is a great opportunity for pharmacists to play a leading role in helping people with asthma to manage the condition better and to get the most out of their prescribed medicines.1

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The definition and diagnosis of asthma
  • The aims of management
  • Guideline recommendations for pharmacological management of asthma
  • The importance of Structured Medicines Reviews (SMRs)

Section 1. The definition and diagnosis of asthma

Section 2. The aims of management

Section 3. Pharmacological therapy

Section 4. The importance of structured medicines reviews

Section 5. Key messages

Section 6. Reflection

Click ‘Start’ to open the CPD module

When you have finished the module, complete the downloadable document to record your learning, and which you can use to create a CPD record on your GPhC account for Revalidation. You should ensure that you include:

  • What you want to learn
  • The relevance of the learning to your practice
  • How the learning will affect the people using your services
  • How the learning (once you have applied it) has benefitted the people using your services, illustrated with an example.

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Job Code: UK/RES-19014c DOP: February 2020

References

  1. British Lung Foundation. Supporting pharmacists. https://www.blf.org.uk/health-care-professionals/supporting-pharmacists [Accessed February 2020]