Non-prescription management of coughs and colds (ITK May/June 2020)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: ITK
 Kevin de Vries

CPD Credits: 1.5


Designed to give an overview of the cause and symptoms of common colds, non-prescription treatments available, and when to refer.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Recognise the cause and common presentations of common cold.
  2. Recognise the role of common non-prescription medicines in treating symptoms of common cold.
  3. Identify when a patient with respiratory symptoms should be referred for medical assessment and treatment.
  4. Recall advice that can be given to patients, parents and caregivers on the management of common cold symptoms

The 2016 Competency standards: 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: A2005ITK2    Accreditation expires: 30/04/2022

This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hour of Group One CPD (or 0.75 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 0.75 hour of Group Two CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.