This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.
Due to the pressure on NHS services and its staff currently, we have decided to postpone Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses from 12 March to 25 June. There were a number of factors in this decision, like availability of study leave and attendees capacity to learn during such an intense time. Ultimately, we want to give the profession the best opportunities for education, so are postponing the course to June when we hope more people will be able to attend, and services will be on the way to recovery.
Basic-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 with a focus on treating spondyloarthritis. Topics include assessments and scoring, biologics and DMARDS and communication skills.
Booking for June date coming very soon
- Recognise key clinical, social and economic drivers behind spondyloarthropathy treatment strategies
- Employ effective communication skills in various relevant clinical settings, including online environments
- Demonstrate practical abilities in the assessment of patients with spondyloarthropathic disease for 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
- Understand current guidance on COVID-19 care in the rheumatology setting