CHRONIC respiratory diseases (CRDs), such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kill more than four million people every year and affect millions more. These diseases erode health and wellbeing, and have a negative impact on families, societies and public health in all countries.
Despite the widespread assumption that the problem is one that only affects the developed world, chronic diseases are pandemic. The World Health Organization report Preventing chronic diseases: A vital investment, provides a background for pharmacists to become actively involved in educating and advocating for the resolution of this issue.
Community pharmacists are in a unique position to help patients in the management of CRDs. Repeated contact with patients, expertise in drug therapy and medication management, as well as easy accessibility mean that pharmacists are an asset for patients, payers and health systems.
Enhance your skills, confidence and ability to better serve patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases. At the end of this series of webinars, you will be able to:
• Describe the general background for CRDs
• Explain the different therapies available
• Outline how to help patients make the most of the therapies available, effectively and safely
• Describe different potential services from community pharmacists for CRD patients.
The webinars are being organised by Jaime Acosta Gómez, webinar chair, community pharmacist and CPS ExCo member (Spain)
The webinars are all free and membership of the International Pharmacy Federation (IPF) is not necessary. To register click the links below.
Webinar 1 Back to basics: the respiratory system and chronic respiratory disorders (with Johnathan Laird)
27 September 27, 2016.
Webinar 2 Treating patients with chronic respiratory disorders effectively and safely (with Nada Hazem Farraq)
October 4, 2016
Webinar 3 Pharmacists always go the extra mile: Tips and advice to help patients make the most of their therapies
(with Kristine Petrasko)
October 11, 2016
Webinar 4 Let’s build a service for patients with a chronic respiratory disease
(with Fin McCaul)
October 18, 2016