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Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently only able to offer An Introduction to Ear Irrigation and An Introduction to Phlebotomy as face to face training.
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Webinar Courses

Currently available Webinars -

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Introduction to Immunisation and Vaccination Webinar

Immunisations

£300

Introduction to Immunisation and Vaccination Webinar

The theory and practice of routine childhood and adult immunisation and vaccination: two interactive webinars for those new to immunisation.

This course meets the PHE Minimum Standards for Immunisation training (2018).

Please note this is a 2 day webinar 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-learning which will emailed to them prior to the course. Delegates must also pass an MCQ paper which will be sent to them after their webinars.
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.

Childhood Immunisation Update Webinar

Immunisations

£36

Childhood Immunisation Update Webinar

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

Covers routine childhood immunisations.

Please note that this webinar only covers the childhood vaccines. To meet the PHE minimum requirements for your annual immunisation update you must also book onto the 'Adult and Flu Vaccine Update Webinar'.

  • Registered healthcare professionals who administer and/or advise on childhood vaccines
This 1.5 hour webinar covers childhood vaccines including:

  • Review of the current childhood immunisation schedule and any changes to schedules
  • Managing off-schedule childhood immunisations or those with unknown immunisation status
  • Dealing with parental concerns
  • Q & A session
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion the webinar.

Adult and Flu Vaccine Update Webinar

Flu and Shingles

£72

Adult & Flu Vaccine Update Webinar

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

Covers routine adult immunisations - pneumococcal, shingles, pertussis for pregnant women and tetanus as well as reviewing the annual flu vaccine programme for both adults and children.

Meets the PHE recommendations for immunisers annual update.

Please note that those immunisers also doing the routine childhood vaccines will also need to book onto the Childhood Immunisations Update Webinar.

  • Immunisers, both registered HCPS and HCSW, who administer and/or advise on adult vaccines
This 3 hour webinar covers the medicines management type content required in the annual update – consent, PGDs/PSDs, cold chain, safe and appropriate administration of vaccines etc as well as the adult vaccines – flu (*), pneumococcal, shingles, pertussis for pregnant women, tetanus and COVID-19.

*We are aware that some HCAs and NPs give nasal flu vaccine but no other childhood vaccines so we will cover BOTH adult and childhood flu vaccines in this webinar.

  • Consent
  • Appropriate use of PGDs and PSDs
  • Maintaining the cold chain
  • Safe and appropriate administration of vaccines
  • Review of both the routine and "at risk" adult vaccination programmes, recommended cohorts and vaccine uptake, including:
    • Annual influenza vaccination 2020/21
    • Shingles vaccination
    • Pneumococcal vaccination
    • Pertussis for pregnant women
  • Tetanus vaccination – recommended schedules and guidelines for managing tetanus-prone injuries
  • Q & A session
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of the webinar.

Introduction to Nasal Flu & Shingles Webinar

Flu and Shingles

£78

Introduction to Nasal Flu & Shingles Webinar

Introduction to Nasal Flu and Shingles vaccination webinar for experienced HCAs who have already completed the B12, flu and pneumococcal training and have been assessed as competent in this subject.

  • Experienced HCA immunisers
  • The aims of the current influenza and shingles vaccine policy
  • The immune response to nasal influenza and shingles vaccines and how they work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases – influenza and shingles disease
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications for nasal influenza and shingles vaccines
  • Current issues relating to nasal influenza and shingles vaccines
  • Communication with patients and parents about nasal influenza and vaccines
  • Legal issues including consent and use of Patient Specific Directions (PSDs)
  • Storage and handling of nasal influenza and shingles vaccines
  • Correct administration of nasal influenza and shingles vaccines
  • Adverse reactions to nasal influenza and shingles vaccines
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for the effective organisation of vaccination sessions
  • The role of the HCSW as an immuniser (to include: role limitations, the role of others in immunisation)
  • Support for the HCSW eg supervision, mentorship and reflection

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-learning which will emailed to them prior to the course. Delegates must also pass an MCQ paper which will be sent to them after their webinar. 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.

Asthma Update Webinar

Asthma

£72

Asthma Update Webinar

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.
A review of asthma for GPs and Primary Care Nurses who are regularly seeing respiratory patients and wish to update their knowledge and skills in the management and treatment of asthma patients in general practice.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • 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 and will be emailed course handouts.

COPD Update Webinar

COPD

£72

COPD Update Webinar

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.
A review of COPD for GPs and Primary Care Nurses who are regularly seeing respiratory patients and wish to update their knowledge and skills in the management and treatment of COPD patients in general practice.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • 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 and will be emailed course handouts.

Introduction to Contraception Webinar

COPD

£180

Introduction to Contraception Webinar

This webinar provides a good overview of the various methods of contraception available and the patient groups they may be suitable for.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Assistant Practitioners
  • Other clinicians advising patients on contraception
  • How to undertake a Contraception Consultation
  • Where to get all the essential information to help you and your patients
  • Contraception Risk Assessments – UKMEC
  • Effectiveness of methods
  • How to help patients choose the best method for them
  • Safe Prescribing
  • Age related issues (e.g. Fraser Guidelines/perimenopause)
  • Starting on a method – the essentials
  • Contraception "checks" – requirements
  • Emergency Contraception
  • In-depth review of Combined Hormonal Contraception
    • COC
    • Patch
    • Ring
  • Progestogen Only Pills
  • Overview of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Methods
    • Implant
    • Coils – IUD/IUS’s
    • Depo injections
  • Barrier methods
  • Fertility Awareness Methods
  • New methods coming...
  • Opportunities to discuss contraceptive conundrums
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Introduction to the Menopause Webinar

menopause

£78

Introduction to the Menopause Webinar

An overview of the menopause, from diagnosis and symptoms through to managing a consultation and understanding the treatment options available.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Assistant Practitioners
  • Other clinicians advising patients on the menopause
  • What is the Menopause
  • Types of Menopause
  • Diagnosing menopause
  • Symptoms
  • Initial Consultation: - How to structure:
    • Tools to help
    • What do I need to know
    • Templates
  • Contraception in the Perimenopause
  • Management Options
  • HRT:
    • Benefits
    • Risks
    • Tools to help decide
    • Individualisation
    • Prescribable options
    • Where to get help
    • Review
    • How long for?
  • Alternatives to HRT:
    • Prescribable
    • Lifestyle
    • Herbal/OTC
    • CBT
    • Diet/Alternative therapies
  • Vagina/Urogenital Issues: Treatment options - prescribable and OTC
  • Sex...
  • Case Studies
  • Q & A and discussion
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Combined Hormonal Contraception Update Webinar

Contraception

£48

Combined Hormonal Contraception Update Webinar

A training session designed for registered healthcare professionals who routinely carry out contraceptive consultations and wish to update their knowledge and skills to ensure they continue to carry out thorough and effective consultations remotely.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • Use of UKMEC
  • Use of Guidance
  • Recap risks and benefits
  • Which pill/patch/ring to choose
  • Regime changes
  • Missed pills
  • Follow-up during Covid restrictions

This programme is based on the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare UKMEC 2016 Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (updated 2019).

All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

HRT Update Webinar

HRT

£48

HRT Update Webinar

A training session designed for registered healthcare professionals who routinely carry out HRT consultations and wish to update their knowledge and skills to ensure they continue to carry out thorough and effective consultations remotely.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • What is menopause - diagnosis
  • Symptoms
  • The Consultation
  • Individualised options – HRT, prescribable non-HRT, OTC
  • Risks vs benefits
  • Helpful tools
  • Follow-up
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Ear Irrigation Update Webinar

Ear Irrigation

£54

Ear Irrigation Update Webinar

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

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • 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
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Update Webinar

BloodCell

£54

Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Update Webinar

This webinar is aimed at those who are currently taking venous blood samples and wish to update their phlebotomy (venepuncture) skills and reflect on 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
  • Phlebotomist
  • 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, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Taking blood from the metacarpal veins
  • Appropriate documentation of procedure
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Chaperone Training Webinar

Chaperone Training

£60

Chaperone Training Webinar

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
  • Examining what is meant by the term chaperone
  • Understanding the need for a chaperone
  • Demonstration of and 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 be emailed a certificate of attendance will receive a chaperone training workbook with competency assessment framework.

Spirometry Interpretation Update Webinar

Chaperone Training

£48

Spirometry Interpretation Update Webinar

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 webinar 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 webinar which covers all other aspects of spirometry.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • 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 spirometric traces
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of the webinar.

Practical Spirometry Update Webinar

Chaperone Training

£48

Practical Spirometry Update Webinar

This webinar provides a review of spirometry for HCAs and HCPs 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.

Practice nurses who also interpret spirometry may wish to attend the spirometry interpretation update as interpretation is not included in this session.

  • HCAs
  • Health Care Professionals
  • 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
  • Reinforce confidence in performing, understanding and implementing spirometry
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
  • Managing spirometry safely and effectively during COVID-19
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of the webinar.

Introduction to Travel Health Webinar

Travel Health

£300

Introduction to Travel Health Webinar

An interactive and engaging approach to delivering a live streamed training session via webinar on Zoom. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the trainer.

This two day Introduction to Travel Health course is intended for nurses/health professionals who may be new to the field of Travel Health, or for those already practicing who may not have undertaken formal training in the subject and who wish to update and expand on their current knowledge.

It aims to provide training on many topics, including covid-19 and travel, risk assessment, travel vaccines, non-vaccine preventable illnesses, malaria, professional issues and the latest developments in travel health.

  • Practice Nurses
  • GPs
  • The travel consultation
  • Tools and resources
  • Risk assessment
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Case studies and scheduling of vaccines
  • Legal aspects and responsibilities of the travel health practitioner
  • Malaria
  • Mosquito borne diseases
  • The complex traveller
  • FGM & the travel consultation
  • Covid-19 & advising travellers
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to use in their workplace.
When you have completed the course, it is recommended that you have a period of mentorship in clinical practice whilst you develop your clinical skills and are assessed by your mentor(s) as competent to undertake a travel consultation.

Travel Health Update Webinar

Travel Health

£78

Travel Health Update Webinar

An interactive and engaging approach to delivering a live streamed training session via Zoom, with the opportunity to ask questions.

This Travel Health Update is intended for nurses who have experience carrying out travel health consultations and who wish to update their knowledge and skills, meeting the requirement for an annual travel health update (RCN 2018 Competencies: Travel health nursing: career and competence development| Royal College of Nursing page 23 point 6).

It covers many topics including: Covid-19: how to advise your traveller, an update on travel vaccines, malaria, professional issues and the latest developments in travel health.

  • Practice Nurses
  • GPs
  • What’s new in travel medicine?
    • Covid-19:
  • How to advise travellers during the pandemic?
  • Identifying high risk traveller/travel
  • Revised risk assessment process
  • Measles & travel
  • Provision of an NHS travel health service
    • Malaria update
    • Other risks
  • Dengue & zika
  • Travel vaccine update
    • Problems encountered in practice Q&A
    • Which are the best resources to use?
    • How to stay up to date
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of the webinar.

B12, Flu and Pneumococcal Injection Training

BloodCell

£180

B12, Flu and Pneumococcal Injection Training

An opportunity for experienced Healthcare Assistants to learn the theory and practice of adult flu and pneumococcal vaccination and B12 injections: training designed 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) and will be delivered through two 3.5 hour webinars and one 3 hour practical workshop.

Delegates must be able to attend both webinars and the practical workshop.

  • Experienced HCAs

Delegates must be level 3 qualified with a minimum of 2 years experience as an HCA.

Review of:

  • Aims of current influenza and pneumococcal vaccine policy
  • The immune response to influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines and how they work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases – influenza and pneumococcal disease
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and B12 injections
  • Current issues relating to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines
  • Communication with patients about influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and B12 injections
  • Legal aspects of prescription drugs including consent and use of Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) and Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
  • Storage and handling of vaccines and other POMs
  • Correct administration of vaccines and B12 injections via the intramuscular route
  • Anaphylaxis and adverse reactions
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for the effective organisation of vaccination sessions
  • The role of the HCSW as an immuniser (to include: role limitations, the role of others in immunisation)
  • Support for the HCSW eg supervision, mentorship and reflection

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-learning which will emailed to them prior to the course. Delegates must also pass an MCQ paper on their training day.

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, workbook and assessment forms to use in their workplace.
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Progestogen Only Contraception Update Webinar

POC Training

£48

Progestogen Only Contraception Update Webinar

A training session designed for registered healthcare professionals who routinely carry out contraceptive consultations and wish to update their knowledge and skills to ensure they continue to carry out thorough and elective consultations remotely.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
Review of:

  • Update on and use of Progestogen Only Pills
  • Update on and use of Depo injections including Sayanna Press
  • Information on Progestogen only implants & intrauterine devices
  • Use of emergency hormonal contraception
  • Covid precautions
  • Use of remote prescribing of POC using FSRH guidelines and PCWHF advice and restarting POC LARC methods

This programme is based on the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, UKMEC 2016 Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (updated 2019).

All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Diabetes Update for HCPs Webinar

HCP Diabetes Update

£72

Diabetes Update for HCPs Webinar

A review of diabetes for GPs and Primary Care Nurses who are regularly seeing diabetic patients and wish to update their knowledge and skills in the management and treatment of those diabetic patients in general practice.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
An update for nurses in Primary Care caring for patients with Diabetes Mellitus.
With a focus on Type 2 diabetes, including:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Full range of medication options
  • Brief overview of insulin treatment
  • Complications
  • Annual Review
  • Foot care
  • Driving and DVLA rules
  • Case studies
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and handouts to take back to their workplace.

Diabetes Update for HCAs Webinar

HCAs Diabetes Update

£48

Diabetes Update for HCAs Webinar

An update for HCAs in Primary Care who assist with Diabetes reviews.

  • HCAs
An update for HCAs in Primary Care who assist with Diabetes reviews.
Includes:

  • Explanation of diabetes
  • Annual review requirements
  • QOF 2021
  • Foot checks
  • Annual review blood tests
  • 8 care processes
  • Signposting to research based information
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and handouts to take back to their workplace.

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