Advanced Skills Minor Illness 13 and 14 August 2022

CPD Hours : 30.   Venue: Stockport, Manchester Classroom session

Course Summary

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.

Pre Requisites

  • 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
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics
  • Overseas doctors
  • Physician Assistants
Aims 
This  minor illness course is for  pharmacists,  wishing to develop skills in clinical decision-making, identifying red flags and management of minor illness presentations in general practice, urgent care and walk-in centres. 
 
Assessment
There is an MCQ to be completed at the end of each learning unit on this minor illness course.
*Please contact the course director or speak to the relevant university if you wish to APeL this course into a Masters or Degree Advanced Practice programme.
 
Whats included?
1. Booklet for each learning unit.
2. 2 days practical classroom session
3. Optional MCQ 
4. Review zoom session recordings discussing MCQs and case studies.
5. Free place on the Minor Illness update.
6. 3 months access to material
 
Learning Outcomes
 
  • 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. 
Venue: Manchester

Course Timetable

 History Taking, Respiratory Disorders, Eye and ENT

Abdominal Pain, Gynae and Sexual Health

Skin Disorders, Headache and Back Pain

 

 

 

Introduction

1
Introduction Presentation
2
Delegate Information

History Taking and Documentation

1
History Taking Booklet
2
History Taking Handout
15
3
History Taking Multimedia Presentation part 1
4
History Taking Multimedia Presentation part 2

Respiratory Disorders in Primary Care

1
Respiratory Disorder Booklet
2
Respiratory Disorders Handout
15

ENT Disorders in Primary Care

1
ENT Booklet
2
ENT Handout
15

Eye Disorders in Primary Care

1
Eye Disorder Booklet
2
Eye Disorder Handout

Headaches Clinical Decision Making and Redflags

1
Headaches in Primary Care Booklet
2
Headaches in Primary Care Handout

Backpain Management in Primary Care

1
Back Pain Management Booklet
2
Back Pain Management Handout

Gastro Intestinal Disorders

1
Gastro Intestinal Disorders Booklet
2
Gastro Intestinal Disorders Handout
20

Dermatology for General Practice

1
Dermatology Booklet
2
Dermatology Handouts
40

Contraception and Sexual Health

1
Contraception and Sexual Health Booklet
20
2
Contraception and Sexual Health Handout
3
Contraception Consultation Multimedia Presentation Dr Hayley Jenkins FSRSH
4
Contraception update recording

Gynaecology

1
Gynaecology Booklet
20
2
Gynaecology Handouts
3
Gynae and Menopause Multimedia Presentation Dr Hayley Jenkins FSRSH GP

Antimicrobial Stewardship

1
Antimicrobial Stewardship Booklet
15

Antimicrobial pre-course document

2
Antimicrobial Stewardship Multimedia Presentation
46

Antimicrobial Stewardship - Presentation

3
Antimicrobial Stewardship Handout
20

Antimicrobial Stewardship - Handout

Mental Health Disorders

1
Mental Illness Booklet
2
Mental Illness Handouts
3
Multimedia Presentation Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist
41

Skills Portfolio

1
Antimicrobial Guidelines
2
Minor Illness Skills Portfolio

Updates - Recording of review webinar

1
Headache and Backpain update recording
2
Abdominal update recording
3
Contraception update recording
4
Gynae update recording
5
ENT Update Recording
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Enrolled: 11 students
Duration: 30 Hours
Lectures: 40
Video: 16hrs
Level: Intermediate
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