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Overview

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

13-14 December: Novotel, Liverpool, L1 4LN

This course is now fully booked for 2019. Join the waiting list below

This course focuses 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.

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.

Objectives

The course programme has been designed by our 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

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.

Our sponsors

50% membership discount for nurses

Become a member today and save 50% on the first year of your membership, as well as accessing discounted member 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

Friday 13 December

Morning session
09:00-14:15

Covering topics including early inflammatory arthritis and RA and DMARDs


Time

Session title

Speakers

09:00-09:20

Arrival, registration and refreshments

09:20-09:30

Welcome and introduction to the day

Devash Mewar, Dr Yeliz Prior

09:30-10:30

Early inflammatory arthritis and RA

Hoda Temple

10:30-11:00

AS PsA; key clinical features in diagnosing common inflammatory disorders and corresponding radiological features

Nicola Guillick

11:00-11:30

Tea and coffee break

TBC

11:30-12:00

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

Sarah Ryan

12:00-12:30

Drugs and pathways: NSAIDs, analgesics, steroids

Devesh Mewar

12:30-13:00

DMARDs

Devesh Mewar

13:00-13:30

Drugs and disease monitoring practical issues

Nicola Guillick

13:30-14:15

Lunch

Afternoon session
14:15-16.45

Covering topics including effective symptoms management and patient education


Time

Session title

Speakers

14:15-14:45

Effective symptoms management e.g. managing pain and fatigue

Dr Yeliz Prior

14:45-15:15

How to increase the effectiveness of a drug counselling consultation

Sarah Ryan

15:15-15:45

Tea and coffee break

15:45-16:15

How to provide effective patient education

Dr Yeliz Prior

16:15-16:45

Identifying and addressing psychological needs

Elizabeth Hale

16:45

Close

Day 2

Morning session
09:00-13:20

Covering topics including CTDs for specialist nurses and escalating therapy DMARDs and biologics

Time

Session title

Speakers

09:00-09:45

Biologic therapies for nurses

TBC

09:45-10:15

BSRBR and registers for nurses

Dr Liz Price

10:15-10:45

Tea and coffee break

10:45-11:45

Assessment: DAS, PsARC and BASDAI (small ground sessions)

TBC

11:45-12:15

Escalating therapy DMARDs and biologics (case-based discussion)

Devesh Mewar

12:15-12:45

Running an efficient nurse helpline

Helen Heaton

12:45-13:30

An introduction to CTDs for specialist nurses

Dr Liz Price

13:30

Close


Speakers and programmes are subject to change across the different locations