Upper GI Health

Discover how pharmacy teams can help patients suffering from upper gastrointestinal (GI) problems with this learning module.

By understanding how the upper gastrointestinal (GI) system works, pharmacy teams will be able to recognise why indigestion and heartburn occur, and how customers can try to prevent and manage their symptoms with the treatment options that are available. 

Learning objectives

After studying this module, assistants will: 

  • Be aware of the organs that make up the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract
  • Recognise the symptoms of conditions that can affect the upper GI tract
  • Understand the treatment options available for common GI conditions
  • Know when to refer to the pharmacist. 
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