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OTC Medicines Checklist: Head Lice Treatments

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This CPD module considers head lice treatments. It describes the various products available and how to advise patients on their use.


To increase your knowledge of head lice treatment and understand how the pharmacy team can support patients to use these products most effectively.


After completing this module you should:

  • Be familiar with the main head lice products, what they contain and how they should be used.
  • Understand which treatments are likely to be most effective, and why.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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