January 15th, 2015

Support and Care for Cancer Patients

One in three people in Ireland are given a diagnosis of cancer. This is almost always a life-changing event which poses challenges for patients. Pharmacy staff can offer advice and support about medication and lifestyle measures to help improve patient outcomes. At the end of this course, pharmacy technicians will be able to discuss the appropriate use of anti-emetics and other ancillary treatments prescribed for patients receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy; advise patients on how to maintain good general health and what to do if they feel unwell; and offer practical advice on skin care and general appearance to help patients to look good and feel better.