Minor Illness Management 3 Day Zoom Session 2-4 September 2021

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CPD Hours : 30.       Time: 09h00 – 16h00

ZOOM SESSION – This is a live, interactive session.

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 MCQ to be completed at the end of each learning unit.
*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. MCQ to be passed.
3. Review zoom session recordings discussing MCQs and case studies.
4. 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.
 

Day 1 ZOOM SESSION

History Taking and Documentation

Respiratory Disorders in primary Care

 ENT Disorders in Primary Care 

Day 2

 Eye Disorders in Primary Care

 Headaches – Clinical Decision Making and Red flags

Back pain Management in Primary Care 

Day 3

Dermatology for General Practice 

Gynae & Menopause 

Gastro Intestinal Disorders

Directed audio sessions

1. Antimicrobial Stewardship : Aneela Tehseen, Senior Clinical Pharmacy

2. Mental Health Disorders : Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist

Live Online Zoom Sessions

History Taking and Documentation

1
History Taking Booklet
2
History Taking Handout
15
3
History Taking MCQ
5 questions

Respiratory Disorders in Primary Care

1
Respiratory Disorder Booklet
2
Respiratory Disorders Handout
15
3
Respiratory Disorders MCQ
5 questions

Gastro Intestinal Disorders

1
Gastro Intestinal Disorders Booklet
2
Gastro Intestinal Disorders Handout
20
3
Gastro Intestinal Disorders MCQ
5 questions

ENT Disorders in Primary Care

1
ENT Booklet
2
ENT Handout
15
3
ENT Disorders MCQ
5 questions

Headaches Clinical Decision Making and Redflags

1
Headaches in Primary Care Booklet
2
Headaches in Primary Care Handout
3
Headaches in Primary Care MCQ
5 questions

Backpain Management in Primary Care

1
Back Pain Management Booklet
2
Back Pain Management Handout
3
Back Pain Management MCQ
5 questions

Dermatology for General Practice

1
Dermatology Booklet
2
Dermatology Handouts
40
3
Dermatology MCQ
5 questions

Eye Disorders in Primary Care

1
Eye Disorder Booklet
2
Eye Disorder Handout
3
Eye Disorders MCQ
5 questions

Gynaecology

1
Gynaecology Booklet
20
2
Gynaecology Handouts
3
Gynae Update Handouts
4
Gynaecology MCQ
5 questions

Contraception and Sexual Health

1
Contraception and Sexual Health Booklet
20
2
Contraception and Sexual Health Handout
3
Contraception Update Handouts
4
Contraception & Sexual Health MCQ
6 questions

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
Mental Illness Multimedia Presentation
41
4
Mental Illness MCQ
5 questions

The zoom session dates are as follows:

Thursday 2 September 2021 - History Taking, Respiratory Disorders & Abdominal Pain

Friday 3 September 2021: - 09h00 - 12h00 Skin Disorders 13h00 - 16h00 Key points in ENT

Saturday 4 September 2021- Headache and Back pain, Eye conditions, Gynae and Contraception

You will be sent a zoom login for the session.

The antimicrobial stewardship and mental health sessions are not covered in the live zoom course. It has been added as audio sessions. Please ensure you complete the MCQ and mark each section as COMPLETE to receive a certificate at the end of the course.

The name on your certificate will be the name you used to register on the course. Please check it is correct.

The recorded webinars are review sessions discussing the MCQs and case studies.

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