High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure is a silent killer that more than 1.2 million people in Ireland are set to have by 2020. The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) 2015 report on hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in the over 50s in Ireland found that that 64% of people over the age of 50 have high blood pressure, equivalent to 797,000 people in this age group, and nearly half of those are undiagnosed.
The aim of this course is to provide advice and
information on the prevention, detection and management of hypertension.
There are approximately 30,000 to 40,000 people living with epilepsy in Ireland. Dose adjustment and medication adherence are vital to ensure full control of this condition. New agents are now available which minimise side-effects and provide improved symptom control.
The aim of this course is to provide an update on the management of epilepsy and important safety advice on commonly used agents.
(Express Topic, 7.30pm – 9pm)
Acne effects nearly 90% of teenagers and half will continue to experience symptoms as adults. Acne has clear detrimental psychosocial effects and so patients are motivated to seek advice from their pharmacist.
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the skin condition acne and describe appropriate management and treatment options for acne.
Many health issues emerge for women as they get older such as the menopause and its management and urogenital conditions. These can adversely affect patient’s quality of life but have a range of treatment options.
The aim of this course is to provide evidence-based advice to women experiencing the menopause and urogenital symptoms.
There have been an increasing number of vaccines recommended by national immunisation guidelines over recent years e.g. HPV, pertussis in pregnancy, meningitis B. In order to ensure that vaccine uptake rates are at optimum levels to maintain herd immunity, awareness and knowledge of vaccines by the public is important. Pharmacists, as first line healthcare providers are perfectly positioned to provide reliable, evidence based information on vaccines to the public.
The aim of this course is to provide a structured CPD programme for pharmacists on vaccines.