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Free & Independent CPD Source

Free, independent CPD for Irish pharmacists by Irish pharmacists

If you're looking for some inspiration to meet your CPD obligations, then we think you'll love this fabulous new free on-line CPD learning tool for Irish pharmacists.

Available at www.medilearning.ie this is a dedicated CPD website from the publishers of the Irish Pharmacist magazine.

Diagnosis and Treatment of an Acute Asthma Attack and the Supply and Administration of Salbutamol (IIOP CPD Course)


IIOP have published a new online training programme for the Diagnosis and Treatment of an Acute Asthma Attack and the Supply and Administration of Salbutamol.
This programme is a fully online and self-directed training programme, which enables pharmacists to satisfy the training requirements for the supply and administration of salbutamol in an emergency situation as outlined in S.I. No. 449/2015 and by the PSI.

IIOP - CPD Examples in Practice

IIOP are providing free examples of CPD cycles on their website.

In this edition, they speak to pharmacist Fearghal O'Nia, supervising pharmacist at Dargan's Pharmacy in Dublin about his experiences of using the IIOP courses.

This is a really good example for supervising pharmacists focusing on managing quality in pharmacy practice.


4 Front Webinar - Health & Wellness Coaching - Fri, 3rd March

Have you heard of Health & Wellness Coaching or Medical Coaching, but not quite sure what they are?  

Or perhaps you are already a health and wellness coaching practitioner or trainer.  

Either way, now is your perfect chance to inform the conversation and get informed!

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is a global professional membership body for coaches.  

Coaching within the healthcare context is growing as patients and healthcare providers struggle to manage health related challenges.  

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