PSS Practice Guide for Minor Ailments (PSS-PGMA)

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Statement of Intent

These practice guides are not intended to serve as a standard of medical care. Standards of medical care are determined based on available individual-specific clinical data and are subject to change with advances in scientific data and models of care.

The contents of these guides serve as references for clinical practice, based on the best available evidence at the time of development. Adherence to these guides may not ensure a successful outcome in every case, nor should they be construed as including all proper methods of care or excluding other acceptable methods of care. Each pharmacist is ultimately responsible for the management of his/her unique patient in the light of the clinical data presented by the patient and the treatment options available. While recommended courses of intervention are provided, they do not serve as a substitute for clinical judgement by the pharmacist or the advice of a physician should the need for referral arises. The PSS assumes no liability for any direct, indirect, special or incidental events resulting from the use of these guides.

About The Practice Guides

The PSS Practice Guides for Minor Ailments is a compendium of guidelines for 14 frequently encountered minor ailments. These practice guides are developed by the PSS Community Chapter after intensive and comprehensive review of literature and contextualising to the local setting. The key objective is to standardise practice across institutions, and enhance delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients and consumers in the primary sector. Each of the practice guide provides an overview of the topic, pointers on patient assessment, a systematic, evidence-based and stepwise approach to treatment, as well as relevant patient information leaflets to aid counselling. These practice guides will be available as e-learning modules on PSS website available to all members.

This project involves members from community pharmacies nationwide – Guardian, Watsons, Unity, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, as well as Singhealth Polyclinics. We hope these practice guides will serve as a vital clinical resource to equip community pharmacists with the pertinent updated knowledge to meet the ever evolving and increasing healthcare needs of the public.


List of Practice (In order of release):

  1. Principles of Self Care [release date: 8 Oct 2016]
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) [release date: 8 Oct 2016]
  3. Hair Loss [release date: 8 Oct 2016]
  4. Skin Conditions Part I (Eczema, Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis) [release date: 8 Oct 2016]
  5. Smoking Cessation [release date: 25 Nov 2016]
  6. Understanding Allergic Rhinitis, Cough & Cold [release date: 25 Nov 2016]
  7. Vulvovaginal Candidiasis [release date: 25 Nov 2016]
  8. Pain Management [25 Mar 2017]
  9. Eye Conditions (Dry Eyes, Conjuntivitis, Stye) [28 Jun 2017]
  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Constipation, Diarrhea) [20 Jul2017]
  11. Skin Conditions Part II (Fungal, Warts, Cold Sores, Acne) [23 Aug 2017]
  12. Travel Medicines (Malaria Prophylaxis, Motion Sickness, Mountain Sickness, Travelers’ Diarrhea) [26 Sep 2017]
  13. Wound Care [25 Oct 2017]
  14. Weight Management [coming soon]


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PSS-PGMA Module 11: Travel Medicines

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PSS-PGMA Module 12: Eye Conditions

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PSS PGMA Module 13: Wound Management

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