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Overview

This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.
Date
25 June 2021
Venue
Online
CPD
5 hours

Due to the pressure on NHS services and its staff currently, we have decided to postpone Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses from 12 March to 25 June. There were a number of factors in this decision, like availability of study leave and attendees capacity to learn during such an intense time. Ultimately, we want to give the profession the best opportunities for education, so are postponing the course to June when we hope more people will be able to attend, and services will be on the way to recovery.

Basic-to-intermediate level, ideally suited to early-career clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals in rheumatology.

Taught through interactive lectures, offering clinical and non-clinical skills with a focus on treating spondyloarthritis. Topics include assessments and scoring, biologics and DMARDS and communication skills.

Learning objectives:
  • Recognise key clinical, social and economic drivers behind spondyloarthropathy treatment strategies
  • Employ effective communication skills in various relevant clinical settings, including online environments
  • Demonstrate practical abilities in the assessment of patients with spondyloarthropathic disease for monitoring of disease progression and long-term complications
  • Interpret abnormal blood tests encountered in common clinical encounters for rheumatology nurses and, dependent on experience, formulate initial management strategies for patients with abnormal blood tests
  • Understand current guidance on COVID-19 care in the rheumatology setting
Booking for June date coming very soon


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Pricing

Level 3: health professionals and nurses

£50
+VAT

Level 3: health professionals and nurses

£75
+VAT

2021 programme

Morning sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

09:30-09:45

Overview of day/how to use the platform

09:45-10:30

Spondyloarthropathies

Robert Wilson

10:30-11:15

Common problems with blood test results & how to deal with them

Diana Finney

11:15-11:45

Break

11:45 -12:30

Biologics and DMARDs

Stefan Siebert

12:30-13:30

Lunch

Afternoon sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

13:30-14:30

Assessments / BASMI and BASDAI

David Pickles

14:30-14:45

Break

14:45-16:00

Communication skills

Kate Druett

16:00-16:10

Break

16:10-16:55

COVID-19 and nursing: latest guidance and experiences delivering care

Fidelma Gordon

16:55

Summary and goodbyes