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Current available courses -

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An Introduction to Phlebotomy (Venepuncture)

BloodCell

£65

An Introduction to Phlebotomy (Venepuncture)

This course is aimed at those new to phlebotomy (venepuncture) - an introduction the theory and practice of taking blood from the arm and dorsum of the hand.

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Phlebotomists
Review of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reasons for carrying out phlebotomy
  • Different methods of phlebotomy
  • Identification of veins suitable for phlebotomy
  • Contraindications and unsuitable veins
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Review of relevant policies and procedures
  • Familiarisation with equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment
  • Practicing obtaining a venous blood sample from a teaching model
  • Appropriate documentation of procedure

On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to take back to their workplace.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

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Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Update

BloodCell

£40

Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Update

This course is aimed at those who are currently taking venous blood samples and wish to update their phlebotomy (venepuncture) skills and demonstrate their continuing competence - includes a review of the theory and practice of taking blood from the arm and dorsum of the hand.

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Phlebotomists
Review of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reasons for carrying out phlebotomy
  • Different methods of phlebotomy
  • Identification of veins suitable for phlebotomy
  • Contraindications and unsuitable veins
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment
  • Demonstration of competence on a teaching model
  • Appropriate documentation of procedure

Discussion re: recommended versus actual practice. Sharing of good practice.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of competence in a simulated environment and will be emailed course handouts.
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An Introduction to Ear Irrigation (Syringing)

Ear Irrigation (Ear syringing)

£125

An Introduction to Ear Irrigation (Syringing)

The following course is aimed at those new to ear irrigation (ear syringing), teaching the theory and practice of ear irrigation (ear syringing) using the Propulse and Projet irrigators, and is based on the guidance and protocols set by the Rotherham Earcare Centre, recognised for their excellence in, and evidence-based, practice.

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
Review of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Examination of the ear and use of the otoscope
  • The normal tympanic membrane and common ear problems
  • Reasons for carrying out ear irrigation
  • Contraindications to ear irrigation
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Practical workshop
  • Appropriate documentation
  • Patient advice

On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to take back to their workplace.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

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Ear Irrigation (Syringing) Update

Ear Irrigation (Ear syringing)

£50

Ear Irrigation (Syringing) Update

A review of the theory and practice of ear irrigation using the Propulse and Projet irrigators for those currently undertaking ear irrigation in their workplace.

  • Practice nurses
  • District nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
A review of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Examination of the ear and use of the otoscope
  • The normal tympanic membrane and common ear problems
  • Reasons for carrying out ear irrigation
  • Contraindications to ear irrigation
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Appropriate documentation
  • Patient advice

Demonstration of competence on a teaching model. Discussion and sharing of good practice.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of competence in a simulated environment and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

Introduction to Spirometry

Introduction to Spirometry

£150

Introduction to Spirometry

The theory and practice of performing spirometry: based on the Primary Care Commissioning Guide to Performing Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry (2013) this interactive workshop aims to help delegates gain the practical skills to assist them in achieving technically acceptable spirometry traces and to develop a basic understanding of the normal and abnormal patterns of spirometry.
Delegates are welcome to bring a spirometer to the session.

Those with NO prior experience of spirometry:

  • Practice nurses
  • HCAs
  • GPs
  • Pharmacists
An Introduction to:

  • Spirometry equipment
  • Reasons for carrying out spirometry
  • What a spirometer measures
  • Preparation of spirometry equipment
  • Calibration and cleaning procedures
  • Review of relevant policies and procedures
  • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment
  • Preparation of the patient
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Recognising a technically acceptable trace and how to achieve it
  • Commonly encountered problems and how to address them
  • Practicing obtaining a technically acceptable spirometry trace
  • Appropriate documentation of procedure
  • An overview of achieving a trace fit for interpretation
  • Next steps to accreditation
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of competence in a simulated environment and will be emailed course handouts where appropriate.
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Introduction to Spirometry Interpretation

Introduction to Spirometry Interpretation

£150

Introduction to Spirometry Interpretation

The theory and practice of performing spirometry has already been covered in our introduction to spirometry. This interactive workshop aims to help delegates gain the ‘next step’ skills in interpretation. Moving from numerical interpretation of patterns to clinical interpretation of conditions.
This interactive session will focus on case studies and discussion as well as a systematic approach to overviewing a trace.
Delegates must have completed introduction to spirometry training or relevant experiences.

  • Practice nurses
  • GPs
  • Pharmacists
A overview of:

  • Spirometry equipment
  • Calibration and cleaning procedures
  • Preparation of the patient
  • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment

Will be covered by a quiz.

The focus of the session will be on:

  • An overview of interpretation
  • Clinical case studies to demonstrate numerical and clinical interpretation
  • Next steps - accreditation or not?
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts where appropriate.
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Practical Spirometry Update

Practical Spirometry Update

£60

Practical Spirometry Update

This half day workshop provides a review of spirometry for Health Care Assistants and Practice Nurses who have undertaken formal spirometry training previously and wish to update their knowledge and skills in the application and measurement of spirometry in general practice.
A review of spirometry including quality assurance, related policies and current guidelines. This update is aimed at HCAs and PNs who wish to update their knowledge and skills and demonstrate their continuing competence.
Practice nurses who also interpret spirometry may wish to attend the spirometry interpretation update as interpretation is not included in this session.

  • HCAs
  • Practice nurses
  • Update knowledge and awareness of the role of spirometry in primary care
  • Update knowledge and awareness of the importance of spirometer quality assurance and its implementation
  • Refresh practical skills to recognise and perform high quality spirometry
  • Reinforce confidence in performing, understanding and implementing spirometry
  • Peer discussion and sharing of good practice utilising shared case studies
  • Next steps to accreditation if appropriate
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts where appropriate.
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Spirometry Interpretation Update

Spirometry Interpretation Update

£60

Spirometry Interpretation Update

A review of spirometry using clinical case studies to ensure they are underpinned by related policies, guidelines and current evidence-based diagnostic/treatment pathways.
This half day update is aimed at those practitioners who wish to consolidate their knowledge and skills in both clinical and numerical spirometry interpretation.
Practitioners who perform spirometry may also wish to attend the practical spirometry update which covers all other aspects of spirometry.

  • Practice nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs

Who have relevant experience of spirometry and interpretation

  • Update knowledge and awareness of the role of spirometry in primary care
  • Update knowledge and awareness of the importance of spirometer quality assurance and how to check traces meet quality assurance requirements
  • Review interpretation and clinical implications of spirometry results, including differential diagnosis
  • Review strategies to incorporate spirometry testing systematically into routine clinical practice
  • Reinforce confidence in interpreting spirometry traces both numerically and clinically
  • Peer discussion and sharing of good practice
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts where appropriate.
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An Introduction to Immunisation and Vaccination (Childhood and Adult)

needlecap

£250

An Introduction to Immunisation and Vaccination (Childhood and Adult)

The theory and practice of routine childhood and adult immunisation and vaccination: an interactive study day for those new to immunisation. This course meets the PHE Minimum Standards for Immunisation training (2018).

Please note this is a 2 day course and delegates will be required to attend both days.

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • School Nurses
  • Health Visitors
Review of:

  • Aims of immunisation: national policy and schedules
  • The immune system and how vaccines work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • The different types of vaccines used and their composition
  • Current issues and controversies regarding immunisation
  • Communicating with patients and parents
  • Legal aspects of vaccination
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Anaphylaxis and adverse events
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for improving uptake rates
  • New developments
  • Personal and professional development

This programme is based on the PHE National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training, guidance of professional bodies and the Department of Health 'Immunisation against Infectious Disease' 2006 ('Green Book') online and PHE update letters.

All delegates MUST complete pre-course e-learnng which will emailed to them prior to the course. Delegates must also pass a MCQ paper on their training days. On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to take back to their workplace.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

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Immunisation Update

needlecap

£65

Immunisation Update

A review of the theory and practice of immunisation for those currently immunising or advising on immunisation in their workplace.

Includes both childhood and adult immunisations.
Meets the PHE recommendations for immunisers annual update.

  • General Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • School Nurses
  • Health Visitors

Review of:

  • Current issues in vaccination
  • Recent epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
  • Any relevant/recent changes to the National Immunisation schedule
  • Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination
  • Review of current practice and identification of areas for improvement
  • Case scenarios for commonly-encountered problems in practice

Discussion and sharing of good practice.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate and will be emailed course handouts.
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No courses coming up!

B12, Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Injection Training

needlecap

£250

B12, Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Injection Training

An opportunity for experienced Healthcare Assistants to learn the theory and practice of adult flu, pneumococcal and shingles vaccination, childhood nasal flu vaccination and B12 injections: an interactive study day for those new to vaccination.
This course is aimed at those new to immunising and meets the PHE National minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training of healthcare support workers (2015).

Please note this is a 2 day course and delegates will be required to attend both days.

  • Experienced HCAs

Pre-requisites: Delegates MUST be level 3 qualified with a minimum of 2 years experience as an HCA.

  • Aims of immunisation: national policy and schedules
  • The immune system and how vaccines work
  • The different types of vaccines - live vs inactivated
  • The various disease processes involved in the procedures
  • The safe administration of drugs via intramuscular injection
  • Use of Patient Specific Directions
  • The safety issues related to giving injections to the general adult population
  • Legal aspects of prescription drugs and vaccines
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Risk awareness
  • Risk assessment
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Contraindications to B12 injections and flu/pneumonia/shingles vaccines
  • Anaphylaxis and adverse events
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • The law relating to practice, accountability and prescribing
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Personal and professional development
  • All delegates will participate in a skills workshop to learn the necessary skills to perform safe injection technique.

This programme is based on the PHE National minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training of healthcare support workers (2015), guidance of professional bodies and the Department of Health 'Immunisation against Infectious Disease' 2006 ('Green Book') online and PHE update letters.

All delegates MUST complete pre-course e-learnng which will emailed to them prior to the course. Delegates must also pass a MCQ paper on their training days. On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to take back to their workplace.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Immunisation Update

needlecap

£60

Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Immunisation Update

A review of the theory and practice of flu, pneumococcal and shingles immunisation for those currently giving just flu and/or pneumococcal and/or shingles immunisations in their workplace.

This is and update and is therefore ONLY suitable for those who have completed their introductory immunisation training.
Meets the PHE recommendations for immunisers annual update.

  • HCAs
  • APs
Review of:

  • Current issues in flu, pneumococcal and shingles vaccination
  • Recent epidemiology of vaccine flu, pneumococcal and shingles disease
  • Any relevant/recent changes to the recommendations national policy for flu, pneumococcal and shingles immunisation
  • The different types of vaccines
  • Review of PSDs and protocols
  • Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination
  • Support strategies
  • Current practice and identification of areas for improvement

Discussion and sharing of good practice.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

An Introduction to Travel Health

Travel Health

£250

An Introduction to Travel Health

This course is designed for those new to travel health consultations, providing a foundation of knowledge from which practitioners can achieve the competent nurse level as detailed in the RCN competency framework for nurses working in travel health (2012)
The theory and practice of travel risk assessment, travel health advice and vaccination: an interactive study day for those new to travel health. Delegates must undergo supervised practice back in their workplace before undertaking competency based assessment.

  • Practice Nurses
Review of:

  • Risk assessment
  • Disease awareness
  • Travel vaccines - including the different vaccines available and the various schedules
  • Travel advice
  • Information sources
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Malaria - including the importance of bite prevention, chemoprophylaxis and patient education
  • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment
  • Legal aspects of vaccination including the use of PGDs and PSDs
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • The law relating to practice, accountability and prescribing
  • Case studies
  • Personal and professional development

On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to take back to their workplace.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

Travel Health Update

Travel Health Update

£65

Travel Health Update

This interactive study session, designed for those already undertaking travel health consultations, reviews the theory and practice of travel health risk assessment, travel health advice and vaccination.

  • Practice Nurses
Review of:

  • Risk assessment
  • Disease awareness
  • Travel vaccines
  • Travel advice
  • Information sources
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Assessment of and communication with patients patients including the last minute and complex traveller
  • Malaria chemoprophylaxis and patient education
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Case studies
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

Chaperone Training for Non-Clinical Staff

Chaperone Training

£50

Chaperone Training for Non-Clinical Staff

This course is aimed at non-clinical staff, including receptionists, medical secretaries, practice managers, working within the healthcare environment who may be called upon to act as a formal chaperone, encouraging them to explore their roles and responsibilities when asked to chaperone patients.

  • Practice Managers
  • HCAs
  • Receptionists
  • Administration Staff
Review of:

  • Examining what is meant by the term chaperone
  • Understanding the need for a chaperone
  • Exploring what an "intimate examination" is
  • Awareness of the rights of the patient
  • Understanding the role and responsibility of a chaperone
  • Identifying the mechanism for raising concern
  • Policies and procedures
  • Documentation
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and a chaperone workbook to take back to their place of work.
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No courses coming up!

Contraceptive and Pill Check Training

Pill Check Training

£150

Contraceptive and Pill Check Training

A training session designed to equip practice nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out a thorough and effective pill check and general contraceptive consultation. Provides an overview of all methods of contraception.

  • Practice nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
Review of:

  • LARC methods – implants, coils and injectables
  • Hormonal methods (combined & progestogens) – advantages & disadvantages of both
  • The consultation & minimum criteria before prescribing / repeating pill scripts
  • Hypertension & the pill
  • Thrombophilia & the pill
  • Family history / Obesity / Long Haul Flights etc
  • Over 35s / Smokers
  • Migraine (with or without aura)
  • Efficacy of the pill and contraindications
  • Missed pill recommendations
  • Starting the pill
  • Acne & Dianette
  • Emergency contraception
  • All other methods of contraception including new innovations and developments

This programme focuses on enabling HCPs to improve their contraceptive consultations, offering patients a breadth of choice and accurate information, being able to perform safe pill checks, discuss emergency contraception and offer the most appropriate method and safely administer injectable contraceptives.

Particular emphasis is paid to how to use the UKMEC (UK Medical Eligibility Criteria).

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance on completion of the session and will be emailed course handouts.
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No courses coming up!

HCA Clinical Skills

HCA Clinical Skills

POA

HCA Clinical Skills

The theory and practice of the HCA role in Primary Care. Includes accountability, supervision, legal frameworks and practical workshops for a range of clinical skills.
All delegates will participate in a skills workshop to learn and practice the necessary skills.
On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

  • Health Care Assistants working in Primary Care
Review of:

  • The law relating to practice, accountability and delegation
  • The relevant anatomy, physiology and various disease processes involved in the procedures
  • Measurement of:
    • Pulse
    • Temperature
    • Respirations
    • Blood Pressure
    • Blood Glucose
    • Peak Flow
    • Urinalysis
    • Pulse Oximetry
    • Inhaler techniques
    • Documentation and record keeping
    • How to achieve competence
    • Supervision
    • The role of your mentor
    • How to maintain competencies by regular practice and updates
    • Recognition of their limitations and know where to seek help and advice as necessary

All delegates will participate in a skills workshop to learn and practice the necessary skills.
On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to take back to their workplace.
These courses are run on a bespoke basis only. Please contact PCCPD for further details.

Hypertension Update

Hypertension Update

£60

Hypertension Update

A review of hypertension including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways.
This update is aimed at those practitioners who have wishing to update their knowledge and skills and demonstrate their continuing competence.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • District Nurses

Review of:

  • What is the impact of Hypertension?
  • What do the guidelines say?
  • Diagnosing Hypertension: Clinic vs Home readings
  • Assessing target organ damage: What do we need to know?
  • Managing Hypertension: A to C
  • What about Lifestyle?
  • Adherence: How do we get them to take their tablets?
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

An Introduction to Asthma for Nurses

An Introduction to Asthma for Nurses

£150

An Introduction to Asthma for Nurses

This session aims to provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience to enable nurses in general practice to assist in asthma reviews in a safe, confident manner according to current standards and guidelines.
It is also suitable for practice nurses who are new to respiratory care and wish to develop a basic understanding of asthma including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways.

  • Practice Nurses (New to Practice)
  • Practice Nurses (New to Respiratory Care)

Review of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system
  • What is asthma?
  • Asthma diagnosis and management in Primary Care including current guidelines and evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways
  • Symptoms associated with asthma
  • The use of peak flow in asthma
  • The role of spirometry in asthma
  • Lifestyle, personal and environmental factors associated with asthma
  • An overview of commonly used inhalers in asthma
  • Encouraging self-management and the use of personal asthma action plans
  • Recognising and managing acute asthma
  • Accountability
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

Asthma Update for Nurses

Asthma Update for Nurses

£60

Asthma Update for Nurses

A review of asthma including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways.
This update is aimed at those practitioners who wish to update their knowledge and skills and demonstrate their continuing competence.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practioners
  • GPs

Review of:

  • Latest guidance on diagnosis of asthma
  • The role of history and objective tests such as spirometry and peak flow
  • Management pathways - BTS/SIGN vs NICE
  • What makes a good asthma review
  • Assessing asthma control
  • Personalised asthma action plans
  • Assessment and management of acute asthma
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

An Introduction to COPD for Nurses

An Introduction to COPD for Nurses

£150

An Introduction to COPD for Nurses

This session aims to provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience to enable nurses in general practice to assist in COPD reviews in a safe, confident manner according to current standards and guidelines.
It is also suitable for practice nurses who are new to respiratory care and wish to develop a basic understanding of COPD including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways.

  • Practice Nurses (New to Practice)
  • Practice Nurses (New to Respiratory Care)

Review of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system
  • What is COPD?
  • Diagnosis and assessment of COPD
  • Symptoms associated with COPD
  • The role of spirometry in COPD
  • Lifestyle, personal and environmental factors associated with COPD
  • An overview of commonly used inhalers in COPD
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • The management and prevention of COPD exacerbations
  • End of life care
  • National guidelines in COPD
  • Accountability
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

COPD Update for Nurses

COPD Update for Nurses

£60

COPD Update for Nurses

A review of COPD including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways.
This update is aimed at those practitioners who wish to update their knowledge and skills and demonstrate their continuing competence.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practioners
  • GPs

Review of:

  • Latest guidance on diagnosis of COPD
  • Quality assured spirometry and basics of interpretation
  • Symptom management: inhaled therapy according to GOLD and NICE
  • Non-pharmacological management of symptoms
  • What makes a good COPD review?
  • Assessing the impact of disease and identifying co-morbidities
  • Self management and rescue packs
  • Assessment and management of acute exacerbations
  • Identifying palliative care needs
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

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An Introduction to Asthma and COPD for HCAs

An Introduction to asthma and COPD for HCA

£150

An Introduction to Asthma and COPD for HCAs

This session aims to provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience to enable Healthcare Assistants in General Practice to assist in Respiratory Clinics in a safe, confident manner according to current standards and guidelines.

  • HealthCare Assistants

Review of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system
  • What is asthma?
  • What is COPD?
  • Symptoms associated with asthma/COPD
  • The use of peak flow in asthma
  • The role of spirometry in both asthma and COPD
  • Lifestyle, personal and environmental factors associated with asthma/COPD
  • An overview of commonly used inhalers in asthma/COPD
  • Boundaries and role of the HCA in asthma and COPD managment
  • National guidelines in asthma and COPD
  • Accountability
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
Please choose a date from the list of upcoming courses -

No courses coming up!

Basic ECG Skills for Primary Care Nurses

Basic ECG Skills for Primary Care Nurses

POA

Basic ECG Skills for Primary Care Nurses

This short course enables practitioners to be able to record a good technical ECG, understand basic trouble-shooting and identify a normal ECG wave. It also explores some of the common cardiac arrhythmias practitioners will encounter in Primary Care.

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • HCAs

Review of:

  • Overview of cardiac anatomy & physiology
  • The coronary circulation
  • When should we do an ECG?
  • What can the ECG tell us?
  • How to record the perfect 12 lead ECG?
  • Is it normal?
  • 6 steps to interpreting the 12 lead ECG
  • Is it normal?
  • Common Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • When to ask for expert help
  • Troubleshooting the 12 lead ECG
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
These courses are run on a bespoke basis only. Please contact PCCPD for further details.

Managing CHD in Primary Care

Managing CHD in Primary Care

£60

Managing CHD in Primary Care

A review of coronary heart disease including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways.
This update is aimed at those practitioners who are involved in running CHD clinics and wish to update their knowledge and skills and demonstrate their continuing competence.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practioners
  • District Nurses
  • HCAs

Review of:

  • The Big Problem: Cardiovascular disease in the UK today
  • Update on Coronary Heart Disease, what's happening in the arteries
  • What do the guidelines say?
  • The Fab Four: Pharmacological management of CHD
  • Does lifestyle really matter?
  • Supporting behaviour change
  • Practicalities of running the CHD clinic
  • Adding value to the annual review
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
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NHS Health Checks and Cardiovascular Risk

NHS Health Checks and Cardiovascular Risk

£60

NHS Health Checks and Cardiovascular Risk

A review of cardiovascular disease and the NHS Health Check the practicalities of running NHS Health Checks, assessing and communicating CVD risk..
This update is aimed at those practitioners who are involved in NHS Health Checks and wish to update their knowledge and skills and demonstrate their continuing competence.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practioners
  • District Nurses
  • HCAs

Review of:

  • Cardiovascular disease in the UK today
  • The NHS Health Checks Programme
  • Practicalities of running NHS Health Checks
  • Assessing CVD risk
  • Communicating CVD risk to enable change
  • Pharmacological management of CVD risk
  • Supporting behaviour change
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and will be emailed course handouts.
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An Introduction to Diabetes

An Introduction to Diabetes

£150

An Introduction to Diabetes

This session aims to provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience for registered healthcare professionals in general practice who are new to diabetes care and wish to develop a basic understanding of diabetes; including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways, enabling them to undertake Diabetic Annual Reviews in a safe, confident manner according to current standards and guidelines.

  • Nursing associates
  • Practice nurses new to practice
  • Practice nurses new to diabetes care

Review of:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Symptoms associated with diabetes
  • Understanding diet and lifestyle factors associated with diabetes
  • National guidelines in diabetes diagnosis and management
  • An overview of commonly used drugs in diabetes
  • The role of annual review in optimal diabetes management
  • How to encourage self-management
  • Structured diabetes education
  • Blood results and what they mean
  • Blood glucose control and monitoring
  • Recognising signs of vascular disease and neuropathic conditions
  • Understanding foot checks and diabetic foot care
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate of attendance, and copy of presentation after the study day.
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