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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
1. Which ONE of the following
statements is CORRECT?
a) Pharmacists can assist caregivers to
manage children’s minor ailments but
not chronic medical conditions.
b) Pharmacists can provide advice
to mothers about medicines and
c) When measuring head circumference,
very young infants cannot be measured
when lying down.
d) Pharmacists do not have the appropriate
knowledge or opportunities to provide
services to enhance child health.
2. In which of the following ways can
pharmacists support and promote
a) Promote vaccinations, and reassure
parents that they are safe and effective.
b) Advise parents that if scheduled
childhood vaccinations are missed there
is no way that these can be caught up.
c) Advise parents about the common side
effects of vaccinations.
d) a) and c).
3. Pharmacists are conveniently
accessible to monitor an infant’s
growth. When monitoring a child’s
growth, which ONE of the following
statements is CORRECT?
a) Weighing should be done twice a week
in young infants.
b) Length should be measured from head
c) Small errors in measuring or recording
growth measures of infants will not have
any impact on their growth assessment.
d) The tape should be placed around the
head at points just above the eyebrows,
above the ears and around the occipital
prominence at the back of the head
when measuring head circumference.
4. Which ONE of the following
statements is CORRECT?
a) Only nurses can provide children’s
health services in pharmacy.
b) Pharmacists are well positioned to
provide primary healthcare services to
children and their caregivers.
c) Pharmacists have no role in dispelling
myths around vaccinations.
d) Pharmacists cannot provide advice on
infant nutrition and breastfeeding.
Pharmacists have a major role in
supporting breastfeeding, promoting
immunisation and managing minor
Pharmacists can assist in monitoring
infant growth and advising caregivers
when further assistance from a
specialist is required.
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