WS

Webinars

Case-based discussion - Hypertension

20
January 2021

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Webinar

1 hours

Aim

To provide an opportunity for peer review and discussion of cases relating to the management of hypertension in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Analyse patient data to inform your professional decision making
  • Identify legal and ethical issues that may impact on your professional decision making
  • Appreciate that practitioners and patients may differ in the outcomes that they wish to achieve
  • Apply an evidence based approach within your professional practice to the management of patients with hypertension.

Opioids

High Risk Medicines

27
January 2021

12.30 pm - 2.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

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Aim

To promote the safe and effective use of opioids in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Highlight the role of opioids in managing different types of pain
  • Highlight the key safety issues in relation to the prescribing and administration of opioids
  • Accurately convert doses from one opioid to another when switching
  • Implement strategies to improve the safe prescribing and administration of opioids within practice.

Case-based discussion - Hypertension

28
January 2021

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Webinar

1 hours

Aim

To provide an opportunity for peer review and discussion of cases relating to the management of hypertension in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Analyse patient data to inform your professional decision making
  • Identify legal and ethical issues that may impact on your professional decision making
  • Appreciate that practitioners and patients may differ in the outcomes that they wish to achieve
  • Apply an evidence based approach within your professional practice to the management of patients with hypertension.

Opioids

High Risk Medicines

2
February 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

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Aim

To promote the safe and effective use of opioids in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Highlight the role of opioids in managing different types of pain
  • Highlight the key safety issues in relation to the prescribing and administration of opioids
  • Accurately convert doses from one opioid to another when switching
  • Implement strategies to improve the safe prescribing and administration of opioids within practice.

Case-based discussion - Older people

9
February 2021

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Webinar

1 hours

Aim

To provide an opportunity for peer review and discussion of cases relating to the management of medicines in older people.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Analyse patient data to inform your professional decision making
  • Identify legal and ethical issues that may impact on your professional decision making
  • Appreciate that practitioners and patients may differ in the outcomes that they wish to achieve
  • Apply an evidence based approach within your professional practice to the management of medicines in older people.

an overview

Specialist medicines

10
February 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of specialist medicines, equipping pharmacists to support the optimal use of these medicines in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand the parameters for defining a medicine as a ‘specialist medicine’
  • Access and interpret information contained within the Red Amber List
  • Define shared care
  • Identify barriers to delivering a shared care approach in practice
  • Promote the NI Shared Care guidelines to optimise the use of these medicines and enhance patient care.

Acute Kidney Injury

23
February 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of acute kidney injury, thus enabling pharmacists to support susceptible individuals in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Define acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Describe the symptoms indicative of the condition
  • Identify the causes of AKI and patients who are considered at risk of developing the condition
  • Understand the range of management strategies to treat AKI
  • Actively prevent the development of AKI in susceptible individuals.

Case-based discussion - Older people

24
February 2021

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Webinar

1 hours

Aim

To provide an opportunity for peer review and discussion of cases relating to the management of medicines in older people.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Analyse patient data to inform your professional decision making
  • Identify legal and ethical issues that may impact on your professional decision making
  • Appreciate that practitioners and patients may differ in the outcomes that they wish to achieve
  • Apply an evidence based approach within your professional practice to the management of medicines in older people.

Antimicrobials morning

ACP

2
March 2021

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Webinar

2 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic usage has changed due to COVID
  • Highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within a pandemic
  • Review resources available to manage common infections and approaches to using them in a socially distanced setting
  • Manage patients who are on frequent or long-term courses of antibiotics to optimum effect
  • Work within local guidance in relation to sending samples or to dip urine
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to improve the management of patients with urinary tract infections in care homes.

Antimicrobials afternoon

ACP

2
March 2021

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Webinar

2 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic usage has changed due to COVID
  • Highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within a pandemic
  • Review resources available to manage common infections and approaches to using them in a socially distanced setting
  • Manage patients who are on frequent or long-term courses of antibiotics to optimum effect
  • Work within local guidance in relation to sending samples or to dip urine
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to improve the management of patients with urinary tract infections in care homes.

Antimicrobials morning

ACP

4
March 2021

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Webinar

2 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic usage has changed due to COVID
  • Highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within a pandemic
  • Review resources available to manage common infections and approaches to using them in a socially distanced setting
  • Manage patients who are on frequent or long-term courses of antibiotics to optimum effect
  • Work within local guidance in relation to sending samples or to dip urine
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to improve the management of patients with urinary tract infections in care homes.

Antimicrobials afternoon

ACP

4
March 2021

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Webinar

2 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic usage has changed due to COVID
  • Highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within a pandemic
  • Review resources available to manage common infections and approaches to using them in a socially distanced setting
  • Manage patients who are on frequent or long-term courses of antibiotics to optimum effect
  • Work within local guidance in relation to sending samples or to dip urine
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to improve the management of patients with urinary tract infections in care homes.

Medication review

Medicines management

8
March 2021

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Aim

To enable pharmacists to develop a systematic approach to carrying out a medication review which will identity and resolve medication-related problems.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this workshop you should be able to:
  • compile an accurate drug history
  • identify, access and evaluate relevant sources of information
  • identify medication-related problems with reference to patient safety and clinical and cost-effectiveness
  • determine the reasons why such problems occur
  • make recommendations to resolve medication-related problems
  • understand the importance of medicines reconciliation.

Antimicrobials morning

ACP

10
March 2021

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Webinar

2 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic usage has changed due to COVID
  • Highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within a pandemic
  • Review resources available to manage common infections and approaches to using them in a socially distanced setting
  • Manage patients who are on frequent or long-term courses of antibiotics to optimum effect
  • Work within local guidance in relation to sending samples or to dip urine
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to improve the management of patients with urinary tract infections in care homes.

Antimicrobials afternoon

ACP

10
March 2021

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Webinar

2 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic usage has changed due to COVID
  • Highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within a pandemic
  • Review resources available to manage common infections and approaches to using them in a socially distanced setting
  • Manage patients who are on frequent or long-term courses of antibiotics to optimum effect
  • Work within local guidance in relation to sending samples or to dip urine
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to improve the management of patients with urinary tract infections in care homes.

Medication review

Medicines management

11
March 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Aim

To enable pharmacists to develop a systematic approach to carrying out a medication review which will identity and resolve medication-related problems.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this workshop you should be able to:
  • compile an accurate drug history
  • identify, access and evaluate relevant sources of information
  • identify medication-related problems with reference to patient safety and clinical and cost-effectiveness
  • determine the reasons why such problems occur
  • make recommendations to resolve medication-related problems
  • understand the importance of medicines reconciliation.

NSAIDs

High Risk Medicines

15
March 2021

12.30 pm - 2.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Aim

To optimise the use of NAIDs in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand the mode of action and indications for NSAIDs
  • Compare available NSAIDs by action and side-effect profile
  • Identify those patients in whom NSAIDs should be avoided
  • Highlight the key safety issues in relation to the prescribing and administration of NSAIDs
  • Implement strategies to prevent or reduce the side effects associated with NSAID prescribing.

Substitution therapy (webinar)

23
March 2021

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Webinar

5.5 hours

Aim

To enable pharmacists to effectively contribute to the shared care team delivering substitution therapy services in Northern Ireland.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this workshop you should be able to:
  • discuss the Northern Ireland Guidelines on substitution treatments for opioid dependence
  • describe the pharmacological properties of methadone and buprenorphine
  • understand the rationale for initiating treatment and thereafter the stabilisation of treatment
  • supervise consumption in individuals appropriately and manage challenging situations including missed doses and intoxication
  • understand other harm reduction services available from community pharmacy
  • appreciate the role of all professionals involved in the shared care of service users.

NSAIDs

High Risk Medicines

25
March 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Aim

To optimise the use of NAIDs in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand the mode of action and indications for NSAIDs
  • Compare available NSAIDs by action and side-effect profile
  • Identify those patients in whom NSAIDs should be avoided
  • Highlight the key safety issues in relation to the prescribing and administration of NSAIDs
  • Implement strategies to prevent or reduce the side effects associated with NSAID prescribing.