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Recorded lectures

Acute Pain - Self-management Principles

3
May 2023

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Michelle McKeown
    Physiotherapy Clinical Lead in Pain Management
  • Ms Wendy Guy
    Physiotherapy Advanced Practioner Level 2
  • Ms Emma Moley
    Physiotherapy Advanced Practioner level 1
  • Ms Catherine Marley
    Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Aim

To give pharmacists the knowledge and skills to effectively assess, support and refer their patients in the management of acute pain musculoskeletal conditions with a focus on self-management strategies.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Assess patients presenting with musculoskeletal conditions including minor injuries and flare ups of chronic conditions, whilst working within the limits of your knowledge and skills
  • Recommend effective self-management strategies for musculoskeletal conditions presenting with acute pain
  • Signpost and refer patients requiring further support appropriately.

Case-Based discussion - Falls Prevention

20
June 2025

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Paula Burns
    Falls Prevention Pharmacist, BHSCT
  • Ms Emer Moore
    Falls Prevention Pharmacist, SEHSCT

Aim

To equip pharmacists with the knowledge necessary to reduce the risk of falls in elderly people.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Evaluate the pharmacist role in the prevention of falls
  • Identify risk factors for falls and medicines that can contribute to the risk of falls
  • Promote prevention measures to reduce the incidence of falls
  • Understand fracture risk and evaluate bone health.

Misuse of Gabapentinoids

11
March 2024 - 30
September 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Joy Watson
    Addictions Consultant, BHSCT
  • Ms Mary McBride
    Pharmacy Advisor, SPPG
  • Ms Lisa Byers
  • Ms Caren Walsh
    General Practitioner, Medical Adviser SPPG and QI Lead Primary Care
  • Ms Emma McDowell
    Lead pharmacist for Pain Management Deprescribing, NHSCT

Aim

To provide a discussion forum exploring the misuse / dependence of Gabapentinoids in society.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Define the terms misuse and dependence
  • Recognise the risks associated with Gabapentinoids use and the signs of misuse and dependence
  • Consider reduction strategies to help prevent / reduce the abuse of Gabapentinoids in primary care settings
  • Provide support to patients who have developed issues of dependence when using Gabapentinoids
  • Share your knowledge with colleagues to promote the safe and effective supply and use of Gabapentinoids in practice.

Opioid Misuse

16
January 2024 - 20
June 2025

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Joy Watson
    Addictions Consultant, BHSCT

Aim

To equip pharmacists with the background, knowledge and understanding required to effectively contribute to the shared care team delivering Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) services in Northern Ireland (NI).

Learning outcomes

Having completed this recorded lecture, you will be able to:
  • Define opioid dependence and describe the extent of opioid use in NI
  • Outline the range of opioids and their effects
  • Appreciate the health problems affecting people who use and inject opioids
  • Discuss the role of OST and describe the available treatments options
  • Understand the Harm Reduction Principles

Preventing Skin Cancer

27
April 2020

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Sharon McEvoy
    Community Pharmacist.
  • Mrs Helen Quinn

Aim

The aim of this recorded lecture is to enable you to provide appropriate advice in relation to the prevention of skin cancer.

Learning outcomes

At this end of this recorded lecture, you will be able to:

  • appreciate the benefits of exposure to the sun
  • describe how UV exposure can damage skin and the range of conditions that can result from overexposure
  • encourage individuals to assess their own level of risk to the effects of UV exposure
  • raise awareness of the importance of early detection of skin cancer and self examination
  • appreciate the treatment pathways for skin cancers
  • actively promote strategies to help protect the skin against UV damage.