About this module

Review 07 Mar 2019

The following module examines seasonal influenza and its impact on Irish life. Our focus will predominantly be on the pharmacists’ contribution to elements including influenza vaccination, the prevention of viral transmission and symptom control in patients affected by influenza. Study of this CPD module also provides a concise account of the mechanism of flu transmission. We will look at the ever-improving pharmacist vaccination service in Ireland, as well as how pharmacists can identify patients who will particularly benefit from receiving the vaccine. Discussions include the importance of distinguishing between viral influenza and other viral manifestations, which may present with similar symptoms. Recommendations for the prevention of viral transmission are also detailed. These are useful for all members of the pharmacy team in order to provide a superior over-the-counter pharmacy service.

To earn CME credit, follow these steps:

  • Complete the 10 True or False questions in the Pre-Module Assessment. These questions are designed to assess your current knowledge.
  • Study the educational content.
  • Complete the 5 MCQs that follow the case study. After each question, you will be able to see whether you answered correctly and will then read evidence-based information that supports the most appropriate answer choice. These questions are part of the educational content and are designed to challenge you. You will not be penalised for answering the questions incorrectly.
  • Complete the 10 True or False questions in the Post-Module Assessment. These questions are designed to demonstrate that the module has improved your knowledge base on this topic.
  • On attaining a score of 70% of more on the Post-Module Assessment, the assigned CPD credits will be logged to your personal CPD activity log. You may view or print a verification certificate when required or print off an email stating the name of the module, the authors details and the CPD hours. You will not be able to alter the certificate or log. The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.
  • By providing information on how the module has enhanced your knowledge and/or practice, you may qualify for additional CPD credits during a CPD review.
  • PharmacistCPD encourages you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback to guide us in the future development of this site.

Each PharmacistCPD module is designed to be completed within the time designated on the Module Introduction page. This is an estimate of the maximum time required to complete the specific module and is determined by the format and content of the module. Users should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent on the activity.

To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online, and receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-module assessment.

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