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Webinars

Medication review

Medicines management

11
March 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Anita Hogg
    Lead for PCE, Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) and Principal Pharmacist, NHSCT.
  • Dr Andrea Linton
    Pharmacy Advisor, HSCB.

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

Tutors

  • Ms Clare Lenaghan
    Specialist Palliative Care Pharmacist, Royal Victoria Hospital and NI Hospice, Belfast

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.

Lessons learned from community pharmacy inspections

15
March 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Tutors

  • Mr Aaron McKendry
  • Mr Sean Curley
  • Miss Michelle Keatings

Aim

To support pharmacists to integrate legal frameworks and best practice guidance and standards within their professional practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Highlight the outcomes measured within the inspection process
  • Discuss the steps involved in the new method of inspection including the online assessment
  • Identify common issues that arise during the inspection of pharmacies
  • Develop an action plan to address issues you have identified in which your pharmacy may be considered as under-performing
  • Implement strategies within your pharmacy to ensure a successful outcome in the inspection process.

Substitution therapy (webinar)

23
March 2021

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Webinar

5.5 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Joanne Crawford
    Pharmacy Adviser, HSCB
  • Dr Helen Toal
    Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions
  • Mr Clifford McElhinney

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

Tutors

  • Ms Clare Lenaghan
    Specialist Palliative Care Pharmacist, Royal Victoria Hospital and NI Hospice, Belfast

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.

Oral Emergency Contraception

30
March 2021

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Webinar

1.5 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Caroline Hunter

Aim

Reduce the incidence of unplanned pregnancy through the promotion of safe and effective oral emergency contraception use in practice.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand how emergency contraception works and when it should be used
  • Understand the different methods of emergency contraception and their indications
  • List the side effects associated with emergency contraception
  • Compare advantages and disadvantages associated with each method
  • Understand the efficacy associated with each method of emergency contraception
  • Conduct an effective consultation with a woman requiring emergency contraception