If asked to name the most common diseases in the world, chances are that the likes of diabetes, heart disease and asthma would feature highly. But according to the Migraine Trust, tension headaches and migraine take the number two and three spots, pipped to the top only by dental caries.
This training, available free and exclusively to DDA members, is designed to provide practice dispensary staff with background information on headache so you can help your patients better manage this condition.
By the end of this article you will:
- Know the symptoms of the more common headache disorders
- Understand how each is classified and managed
- Be able to support and advise patients with these conditions, particularly in terms of prevention strategies
- Be aware of the symptoms and signs that may be present in patients who need to seek medical attention rather than managing their headache themselves.
Throughout this training, you will find various activities to help reinforce your learning. Ten, multiple choice questions at the end will help you identify any areas needing a quick recap.
DDA members can view the training, the self-assessment quiz and access the certificate of completion for their training records in the library of DDA Dispenser Education Modules.