OTC Expert 2016: Joint & Muscle Pain

Joint and muscle pain has a number of causes including sports injuries and general wear and tear. Recommending the right pain reliever (whether topical or oral) for each customer’s needs is the primary aim of this module.  

Learning outcomes:

Audience: medicines counter assistants, dispensary staff, pharmacists
Duration to complete: 15 mins
Activities to be completed: To complete this course you will need to open the two activity boxes below. A tick will appear in the box when you have completed each activity. You will need two ticks to complete this course and access your certificate.

01 Introduction

Joint and Muscle Pain - An Introduction

 

Joint and body pain has a number of causes including sports injuries and general wear and tear. Recommending the right pain reliever (whether topical or oral) for each customer’s needs is the primary aim of this module.  

 

This module focuses on body pain.  Headache is covered in a separate Pain module while toothache is covered in the Mouthcare module and period pain in Women’s Health.

 

Learning outcomes

As a result of doing this training you will be able to:

 

  • Recognise painful joint and muscle conditions including strains and sprains
  • Recommend treatments for body pain 
  • Know when to refer customers to the pharmacist

 

This module will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.

 

Pain Relief Products

Some product information here.

 

02 Quiz

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