Chronic Disease Update 13 March 2024

Course details

Date: 13 March 2024
13h00 – 16h00
Session type: ZOOM
Accreditation: 3 CPD Hours

Course Overview

The Chronic Disease Update Course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the latest evidence-based knowledge and updates on the management and treatment of chronic diseases. This update focusses on prescribing in chronic diseases.

Course Aims

The aims of the Chronic Disease Update are to enhance participants’ understanding of key concepts, emerging trends, and best practices in chronic disease care.  This course will also focus on addressing the multidimensional aspects of chronic diseases, including lifestyle modifications, patient education, and psychosocial support.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology and impact of chronic diseases.
  2. Update knowledge around prescribing in chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure and asthma.
  3. Discuss the latest advancements in pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options.
  4. Recognise the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in chronic disease care especially when prescribing in conditions such as diabetes, asthma and COPD.
  5. Integrate patient-centred approaches for improved chronic disease management.

Who Should Attend

  • Allied Health Professionals: This course is relevant to professionals such as  pharmacists, paramedics, physician associates, and other allied health practitioners who work with patients managing chronic diseases.
  • General practitioners, specialists, and physicians who treat patients with chronic diseases in various fields.
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners: Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and other nursing professionals who work in primary care, specialty clinics, hospitals, or community settings, and provide care for individuals with chronic conditions.

Session Content

13h00 Managing COPD exacerbations in the community by Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist 

14h00  Revising the latest Asthma Guidelines and prescribing in asthma by Ameet Gordhan, Clinical Pharmacist

15h00 Prescribing in Type 2 Diabetes and Medicine Management Update by Gill Dunn Diabetes specialist nurse

16h00 Session close


Introduction to Diabetes

Introduction to Asthma

COPD and Spirometry

Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease

Prescribing in Asthma

Management of COPD Exacerbations

Diabetes Medicine Management

This is a live zoom session. You will be sent a zoom link the day before the session. Email if you have any queries.

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