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Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses

A new bespoke course designed for specialist nurses, rotating throughout the year across different cities in the UK.

This course has been designed to focus on the clinical skills and knowledge required to provide excellent care within rheumatology, with more specialist modules being incorporated in the future as we develop the programme further.

Dates and locations 

5-6 July: Hilton Gateshead, Newcastle

13-14 September: Brighton

13-14 December: Liverpool

Who should attend? 

This two day basic to intermediate level course is ideally suited to clinical nurse specialists in the early stages of their career and allied health professionals who work within rheumatology. 

 

July 2019: Newcastle

 

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September 2019: Brighton

 

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December 2019: Liverpool

 

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Member rates


2 days
Level 3 (Health professionals, Nurse) £50

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Non-member rates


2 days
Level 3 (Health professionals, Nurse) £75

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Cancellation terms and conditions

Cancellations received in writing by the British Society for Rheumatology events team four weeks prior to the course starting date will be entitled to a full refund minus a cancellation fee of £25 for members and £40 for non-members. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after this date. Substitutions may be made but this will incur a £25 administration fee.

Objectives

The course programme has been designed by the BSR Education Committee in close collaboration with BHPR section colleagues and has a combination of lectures, practical interactive workshops and group discussions.

By the end of this two-day course, you will:

  • Understand key clinical features in diagnosing common inflammatory disorders and corresponding radiological features

  • Understand how to increase the effectiveness of a drug counselling consultation and effective patient education

  • Develop an understanding of diagnosis and management of inflammatory arthropathies

  • Learn how to deal with patients who have common problems with blood results and have contacted nurse helplines or are attending monitoring clinics

50% BSR membership discount for nurses

Become a BSR member today and save 50% on the first year of your membership as well as your course rates. 

To take advantage of the discount, please contact our membership team before booking your place on Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses. 

Email subscriptions@rheumatology.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7842 0900 and press 1 for membership.

Event schedule

Day 1

Morning session
09.00-13.00

Covering topics including drugs and pathways, symptom management and psychological needs 


Time

Session title

09:00-09:20

Registration and refreshments

09.20-09:30

Welcome and introduction to the day

09.30-10.30

Clinical, radiological and laboratory features: Early inflammatory arthritis, RA, AS, PsA; Key clinical features in diagnosing common inflammatory disorders and corresponding radiological features

10:30-11:00

Tea and coffee break

11:00-11.30

Common problems with blood results in patients contacting nurse helplines or attending monitoring clinic: how to deal with them

11.30-12.00

Drugs and pathways: NSAIDs, analgesics, steroids

12.00-12.30

DMARDs

12.30-13.00

NICE guidelines; BSRBR for nurses

Afternoon session
13.00-16:00


Time

Session title

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

Effective symptoms management e.g. managing pain and fatigue

14.30-15.00

How to provide effective patient education

15.00-15:30

How to increase the effectiveness of a drug counselling consultation

15.30-16.00

Identifying and addressing psychological needs

16.00

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Day 2

Morning session
09.00-09:45

Covering topics including drug and disease monitoring, running a nurse helpline and escalating therapy DMARDs

Time

Session title

09.00-09.45

Biologic therapies for nurses

09.45-10.15

Drug and disease monitoring – practical issues

10.15-10.45

Tea and coffee break

10.45-11.30

Assessment DAS, PsARC and BASDAI (small group sessions)

11.30-12.15

Escalating therapy DMARDs and biologics (case-based discussion)

12.15-13.00

Running an efficient Day Case unit and nurse helpline

13.00-13.45

An introduction to CTDs for specialist nurses

13.45

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