Anticholinergic burden: Reducing the impact on older people
Anastasia is a new resident at your residential aged care facility. You identify risk factors that make her more susceptible to anticholinergic burden. How would you help facility staff manage her case?
Heart failure: Supporting patients in the community
How can you support two different patients with heart failure who present to your pharmacy to achieve the best possible health outcomes?
Chronic pain: Supporting patients to taper opioids
A 42-year-old woman requests a repeat prescription for opioids at a first consultation with a GP she has not seen before. She has chronic non-cancer pain and has been taking opioids for 4 years. Where do you go from here?
This case study has been developed with funding from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Government Department of Health.
Taking action for acute low back pain
Kyle, a 47-year-old man, presents with a history of low back pain for 8 days. He wants to know if he has damaged his back and is requesting imaging. What now?
PPIs: reviewing treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
How would you advise a patient with well-controlled gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) who would like to continue their proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy?
Osteoarthritis: practical tools for management
How can you help patients put into practice non-pharmacological approaches to managing their knee osteoarthritis (OA)?
Statins: optimising therapy
How do we optimise a patient’s statin therapy for the management of dyslipidaemia with minimal side effects?
COPD: navigating inhaled medicines management
There are more than a dozen different inhaled medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and multiple devices. How can you help your patients get the best out of theirs?