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First aid in community pharmacy: Medical emergencies

First aid in community pharmacy: Medical emergencies

From this module you will learn about:

  • Medical emergencies that may present in the pharmacy
  • First aid support pharmacy teams can offer while waiting for emergency services
  • Key red flag symptoms for medical emergencies
  • Information and advice pharmacists can offer patients 

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

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This module is the third in a series that focus on medical emergencies pharmacy teams may encounter. Find out more about common minor injuries and intermediate injuries that may present in the pharmacy in these CPD modules.

Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. There are two types of stroke:(1)

  • ischaemic, accounting for 85% of all strokes and

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