Advanced Skills Minor Illness 13 and 14 August 2022
CPD Hours : 30. Venue: Stockport, Manchester Classroom session
This minor illness course is for advanced nurse practitioners, allied healthcare practitioners and independent non medical prescribers working towards advanced roles seeing and treating adults in primary care and community settings including general practice and walk in pharmacies. A case study approach is used to explore differential diagnoses, and pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions including safety netting and worsening care advice.
On completion of the Minor Illness Course, you will be able to assess patients with a range of minor illness conditions of the respiratory, abdominal, gastrointestinal, dermatology, ENT, eye conditions, gynae, sexual health, contraception and mental health presentations in urgent care, general practice, walk in centres and community settings.
- Be a registered healthcare professional with a minimum of 2years post qualifying experience.
- Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support with an identified mentor is encouraged to support completion of skills portfolio in clinical environment and improve competence after attending the minor illness course. *** This minor illness course is suitable for healthcare professionals new in the role with limited experience seeing and treating patients independently.
***Completion of this course does not award competence or the title of Advanced Practitioner. This is obtained with experience, mentorship and completion of relevant educational courses.
Who should attend
- Nurse Practitioners
- Independent prescribers
- Allied health professionals
- Overseas doctors
- Physician Assistants
- Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology in management of minor illnesses.
- Critically consider ethical and legal issues that influence decision-making in seeing and treating minor ailments and working in independent roles.
- Reflect on risk management constraints when planning a safe discharge or referral to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team.
- Develop skills in ensuring clinical practice is evidence based through engagement with local organisation policy and current health strategy in primary care.
- Recognise importance of multi-professional working for effective and safe management of minor ailments.
Course Type : 3 Day Classroom Minor Illness Course.
History Taking, Respiratory Disorders, Eye and ENT
Abdominal Pain, Gynae and Sexual Health
Skin Disorders, Headache and Back Pain
History Taking and Documentation
Respiratory Disorders in Primary Care
ENT Disorders in Primary Care
Eye Disorders in Primary Care
Headaches Clinical Decision Making and Redflags
Backpain Management in Primary Care
Gastro Intestinal Disorders
Dermatology for General Practice
Contraception and Sexual Health
Antimicrobial pre-course document
Antimicrobial Stewardship - Presentation
Antimicrobial Stewardship - Handout