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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 September: Jurys Inn, Brighton, BN1 4DJ

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

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.

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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

Day 1

Morning session
09:00-13:45

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


Time

Session title

Speakers

09:00-09:20

Arrival, registration and refreshments

09:20-09:30

Welcome and introduction to the day

Kaushik Chaudhuri, local hosts and Yeliz Prior

09:30-10:00

How to provide effective patient education

Yeliz Prior

10:00-10:30

How to increase the effectiveness of a drug counselling consultation

Diana Finney

10:30-11:00

Identifying and addressing psychological needs

TBC

11:00-11:30

Tea and coffee break

11:30-12:00

Effective symptoms management (e.g. managing pain and fatigue)

Yeliz Prior

12:00-13:00

Drugs in rheumatic diseases: NSAIDs, analgesics,steroids and DMARDs (interactive case-based examples)

Kaushik Chaudhuri

13:00-13:45

Lunch

Afternoon session
13.45-16.00

Covering topics including common problems with blood results and early inflammatory arthritis


Time

Session title

Speakers

13:45-14:15

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

Diana Finney

14:15-14:45

Early inflammatory arthritis

Spencer Ellis

14:45-15:15

Tea and coffee break

15:15-16:00

AS PsA; key clinical features in diagnosing common inflammatory disorders and corresponding radiological features (with case-based interactive discussion)

TBC

16:00-16:45

Rheumatoid arthritis (with case-based interactive discussion)

Spencer Ellis

16:45-17:00

Discussion

Day 2

Morning session
09:00-13:20

Covering topics including biologic therapies, DMARDs and monitoring issues

Time

Session title

Speakers

09:00-09:45

Biologic therapies for nurses

Kelsey Jordan

09:45-10:30

An introduction to CTDs for specialist nurses

Liz Price

10:30-10:50

Tea and coffee break

10:50-11:20

Drug and disease monitoring: practical issues

Kaushik Chaudhuri

11:20-11:50

Escalating therapy DMARDs and biologics (case-based discussion)

Emma Williams

11:50-12:20

BSR BR and registers for nurses

Liz Price

12:20-13:20

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

Kelsey Jordan, Emma Williams, TBC

13:20

Lunch/close


Speakers and programmes are subject to change across the different locations