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DDA dispenser training turns to IBD and IBS

Add value to the care of people with these conditions

November 17th 2017

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By Asha Fowells

According to the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK, over 300,000 people in this country are affected by IBD. The impact of this condition should not be underestimated: its often unpredictable nature, as well as the symptoms themselves, can have a profound effect on quality of life. There are also many potential complications

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is much more common than IBD, affecting up to one in five people at some point in their life.

This training, available free and exclusively to DDA members, is designed to provide practice dispensary staff with background information on inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Throughout the 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. There is also a CPD certificate available for dispensers to download.

By the end of this training, dispensers will:

  • Know the difference between IBD and IBS
  • Have an understanding of each condition and how sufferers are impacted
  • Appreciate the management options available
  • Be able to support and advise patients with these conditions.

Visit the library of dispenser education modules to access these free resources for DDA members.

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