This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.
Introductory-to-intermediate level, ideally suited to early-career clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals in rheumatology.
Taught through interactive lectures, offering clinical and non-clinical skills. The programme focuses on rheumatoid arthritis and topics include assessments and scoring, interpreting blood tests, clinical history and communication skills.
- Recognise key clinical, social and economic drivers behind early arthritis treatment strategies
- Employ effective communication skills in various relevant clinical settings, including virtual environments
- Demonstrate practical abilities in the assessment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis for the monitoring of disease progression and long-term complications
- Interpret abnormal blood tests encountered in common clinical encounters for rheumatology nurses and, dependent on experience, formulate initial management strategies for patients with abnormal blood tests