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Improving patient safety: lithium

This CPD module provides an overview of bipolar disorder and information on how to support patients taking lithium.

This module aims to provide an overview of
the use of lithium in bipolar disorder. 

Learning objectives:

After reading this module, pharmacy technicians will be able to:    

  • Explain the treatment strategies for acute mania, acute bipolar depression and longer term treatment
  • Describe the monitoring and interactions of lithium
  • Support patients taking lithium and understand the challenges they face.
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