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Overview

This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.

Date: 12 November 2020

Venue: Online

CPD: 5 hours

Registration for this course is now closed. Please contact events@rheumatology.org.uk if you have any further queries.

This basic-to-intermediate level day of education is ideally suited to clinical nurse specialists in the early stages of their career and allied health professionals who work within rheumatology.

The course is taught through interactive lectures and smaller group workshops and covers topics such as:

  • An introduction to CTDs for specialist nurses

  • Assessment in rheumatoid patients, DAS scores and annual reviews

  • Communication skills in a virtual era

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Programme

Thursday 12 November

Morning sessions
09:30-13:00


Time

Session title

Speakers

09:30-09:45

Overview of day/how to use the platform


09:45-10:30

Early inflammatory arthritis

Dr Spencer Ellis

10:30-11:30

Assessment in rheumatoid patients, DAS scores and annual reviews

Fidelma Gordon

11:30-12:00

Break

12:00-12:45

Biologics and DMARDs

Dr James Galloway

12:45-13:30

Lunch 


Thursday 12 November

Afternoon sessions
13:45-16:30


Time

Session title

Speakers

13:30-14:45

Communication skills:

  • Effective symptom management

  • Patient education

  • Drug counselling

  • Psychological needs

Kate Druett, Diana Finney and Julie Painter

14:45-14:55

Break

 

14:55-15:40

Common problems with blood results in patients contacting nurse helplines or attending monitoring clinic: how to deal with

Diana Finney

15:40-15:50

Break


15:50-16:35

An introduction to CTDs for specialist nurses

Dr Elizabeth Price

16:35

Summary and goodbyes