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.
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?
Optimising rheumatoid arthritis treatment
How can you optimise a patient’s methotrexate therapy for the management of rheumatoid arthritis?
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?
Depression: tailoring initial treatment and re-examining the options
Depression treatment should be tailored to the individual patient. Meet two different patients with depression. How would you progress their initial care?
Otitis media: clarifying the role of antibiotics
Weigh up the need for antibiotics with two different cases of acute otitis media in this free case study.