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Lower gastrointestinal health

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about lower GI tract conditions and their treatments.

Pharmacies stock a range of products for treating conditions that affect the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Being able to advise customers how best to use these products, making confident recommendations and knowing when to refer to the pharmacist are all essential skills for pharmacy teams.

 Learning objectives

After studying this module assistants will:

  • Understand the common lower GI conditions
  • Be familiar with some of the OTC treatments
  • Be able to offer appropriate self care advice
  • Know when to refer to the pharmacist.
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