Advanced Practice : Minor Illness 27- 29 June 2022

CPD Hours : 30.  Mode of Delivery: Face to face Classroom session/Webinar

*You could attend face to face in Battersea or attend live zoom session. Flipped classroom teaching.

Course Summary

This course is for 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 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. *** This is only 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 course is for pharmacists, advanced paramedics and nurses 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 optional skills portfolio to be completed under supervision of mentor.
*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. Access to the Minor Illness update.
3. 3 months access to material
4. Skills Portfolio optional
 
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.
 

Timetable Webinar/Classroom – Hybrid Teaching module

27 June 2022 

  • 09h00 -12h00  Respiratory Disorders  – Dr Shemin Vyas, A&e and UCC Registrar
  • 13h00 -16h00 ENT Disorders – Dr Shemin Vyas
28 June 2022

 

  • 09h00 – 12h00 Headache and Back Pain 
  • 13h00 – 16h00  Skin Disorders 

29 June 2022

  • 09h00 – 12h00 Abdominal Pain 
  • 13h00-16h00 Gynae and Sexual Health

 

Lecturing Team

Dr Parmy Deol

Dr Hasan Nour

Jeshni Amblum-Almer

Dr Rakesh Chopra

Dr Shemin Vyas

Dorthe Swaby-Larsen

Aneela Tehseen

Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist

History Taking and Documentation

1
History Taking Booklet
2
History Taking Handout
15

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

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

Dermatology for General Practice

1
Dermatology Booklet
2
Dermatology Handouts
40

Eye Disorders in Primary Care

1
Eye Disorder Booklet
2
Eye Disorder Handout

Gastro Intestinal Disorders

1
Gastro Intestinal Disorders Booklet
2
Gastro Intestinal Disorders Handout
20

Gynaecology

1
Gynaecology Booklet
20
2
Gynaecology Handouts

Contraception and Sexual Health

1
Contraception and Sexual Health Booklet
20
2
Contraception and Sexual Health Handout

Antimicrobial Stewardship

1
Antimicrobial Stewardship Booklet
15

Antimicrobial pre-course document

2
Antimicrobial Stewardship Handout
20

Antimicrobial Stewardship - Handout

3
Antimicrobial Stewardship Multimedia Presentation
46

Antimicrobial Stewardship - Presentation

4
Antimicrobial Stewardship MCQ
5 questions

Mental Health Disorders

1
Mental Illness Booklet
2
Mental Illness Handouts
3
Multimedia Presentation Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist
41
4
Mental Illness MCQ
5 questions

This is a hybrid course. You can log into zoom or attend face to face at Chatfiled Medical centre, sw11 3uj.

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