Tiredness and fatigue


  • Welcome
  • Tiredness explained
  • Understanding the problem
  • When to refer
  • Managing tiredness
  • OTC remedies
  • Scenario
  • Assessment questions
  • Action & Evaluation


This Professional Assistant module is about tiredness and fatigue. It will consider the causes of prolonged fatigue and the OTC remedies and self care options that can help customers manage and recover from it.

One in five people feel unusually tired at any one time


After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Understand what causes tiredness and who is more likely to suffer from it
  • Know when to refer to the pharmacist
  • Know the treatment and self-help options available.

About this module

This module is suitable for all members of the pharmacy team who wish to increase their knowledge of communication skills. This module has been endorsed with the NPA’s Training Seal as suitable for use by pharmacy teams as part of their ongoing learning.



Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.


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