From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn:
- Which patient groups are most at risk of gastrointestinal (GI) infections
- When patients should be excluded from work/school following a GI infection
- Symptoms and common clinical feature of common GI infections
- Wht advice to give paients for managing their symptoms
Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.
Gastrointestinal (GI) infections are associated with an array of symptoms, with many causing diarrhoea and vomiting. Transmission of infectious material can occur through various routes such as food, person to person contact, faecal-oral or through the air/environment. Transmission is affected by the causative organism and therefore the advice given to patients should be assessed on a case-to-case basis. Good hygiene should be encouraged at all times to minimise