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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.

Alcohol Awareness and Brief Interventions Part1

5
February 2024 - 5
February 2026

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Elena Brewer
    Training Officer, ASCERT

Aim

To enable the pharmacy team to identify and support individuals who drink in excess of the recommended guidelines.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Highlight the health risks and social consequences of drinking alcohol
  • Understand the alcohol unit system and apply it to individual consumption
  • Use and interpret an appropriate alcohol screening tool
  • Recognise the risks of mixing alcohol with prescription or over-the-counter medication
  • Communicate brief advice effectively and confidently to patients about their alcohol consumption
  • Signpost individuals to local advisory and support services.

Alcohol Awareness and Brief Interventions Part2

5
February 2024 - 5
February 2026

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Elena Brewer
    Training Officer, ASCERT

Aim

To enable the pharmacy team to identify and support individuals who drink in excess of the recommended guidelines.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Highlight the health risks and social consequences of drinking alcohol
  • Understand the alcohol unit system and apply it to individual consumption
  • Use and interpret an appropriate alcohol screening tool
  • Recognise the risks of mixing alcohol with prescription or over-the-counter medication
  • Communicate brief advice effectively and confidently to patients about their alcohol consumption
  • Signpost individuals to local advisory and support services.

Cancer Screening

15
April 2024 - 10
June 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Maeve Middleton
    Public Health Registrar, Public Health Agency
  • Ms Jeni Rosborough
    Cancer Screening Project Manager, Public Health Agency

Aim

To enable the pharmacy teams to identify and support individuals who are eligible for cancer screening.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Understand the importance and key principles of population screening
  • Outline the cancer screening programmes available in Northern Ireland, their target populations and the screening cycles
  • Recognise the common symptoms of breast, cervical and bowel cancer and when referral is necessary
  • Provide advice and support to individuals who have questions about the cancer screening programmes.

Case-Based discussion - Falls Prevention

1
February 2023

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.

Effective oral nutritional supplement use

24
November 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Aim

To promote the safe, effective and appropriate prescribing of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) in primary care.

Learning outcomes

Having attended this webinar you will be able to:
  • Appreciate the range of underlying causes of malnutrition
  • Provide advice to support the food first approach
  • Identify when it is appropriate to use oral nutritional supplements in line with the seven step approach and the Northern Ireland Formulary
  • Review the ongoing appropriateness of oral nutritional supplements and discontinue when no longer indicated
  • Refer to guidance to support prescribing decisions on the use of oral nutritional supplements in palliative care and substance misuse

DOACs

High risk medicines

1
February 2021

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Roisin Murphy
    Clinical Pharmacist, SHSCT.
  • Ms Sinead Doyle
    Clinical Pharmacist, SHSCT.

Aim

To optimise the use of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended Learning outcomes:
  • Understand the mode of action for the DOACs
  • Appreciate the indications and range of dosing schedules available for these drugs
  • Identify drugs that interact with the DOACs and the effects of such interactions
  • Highlight the key safety issues associated with the DOACs
  • Implement strategies to improve the safe use of DOACs within your patient population.

Insulin

High risk medicines

11
January 2021

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Aim

To optimise the use of insulins in practice.

Learning outcomes

Intended Learning outcomes:
  • Understand the mode of action for different types of insulins
  • Appreciate the indications for the use of these products in practice
  • Highlight the key safety issues associated with the different types of insulins
  • Implement strategies to improve the safe use of insulins within your patient population.

Lessons learned from community pharmacy inspections

22
April 2021

Recorded lecture

0 hours

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.

Management of Cows' Milk Allergy in Primary Care

22
April 2024 - 17
June 2028

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Nicola Burchmore
    Community Infant Feeding Lead, WHSCT
  • Ms Claire Guy
    Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, WHSCT
  • Ms Emma McCammon
    Pharmacy Adviser, SPPG
  • Ms Maria Somers
    Health Visitor, WHSCT
  • Ms Emma Willox
    Health Visitor, WHSCT

Aim

To provide an update on the best practice for the management of Cows Milk Allergy (CMA).

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Recognise normal newborn behaviour and identify the signs and symptoms of CMA
  • Recommend appropriate treatment options based on current evidence based guidance
  • Understand the importance of ongoing review with a view to deprescribing where appropriate
  • Provide comprehensive advice, support and reassurance to parents and carers regarding the management of children with CMA
  • Refer appropriately and seek advice from dietetics when managing children with CMA.

Managing Ongoing Medication Shortages

6
May 2024 - 1
July 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Mr Steve O'Hara
    GP Pharmacist, North Down GP Federation
  • Mrs Maura Corry
    GP Pharmacist, Eastern GP Federation.
  • Mr Sean Curley
    Principal Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health

Aim

To enable pharmacists to manage the challenges of medication shortages and maintain the supply of appropriate medications to patients.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Understand why medication shortages can occur and how reported shortages are analysed to understand the potential impact on patient care
  • Understand how medication shortages are communicated including the use of SPS Medicines Supply Tool, National Patient Safety Alerts, Medicine Supply Notifications and where to access this information
  • Raise concerns over medication supply issues and recognise the mitigations in place to ensure continuity of supply
  • Propose an alternative management plan for patients which is evidence-based, clinically appropriate and minimises disruption to patient care
  • Communicate medication supply issues and the proposed management plan clearly with patients.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness

Mentor development series

13
May 2024 - 8
July 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Lisa Gracey (Rafferty)
    Coach | Facilitator | Mindfulness Teacher

Aim

To develop the competence and confidence of mentors in dealing with mentees presenting with mental health and/or mental wellbeing issues.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Use effective communication skills to acquire an understanding of the mentee’s mental health and mental wellbeing status
  • Identify a range of appropriate questions to ask the mentee
  • Undertake an open and supportive conversation with a mentee reporting to have mental health and/or mental wellbeing issues
  • Outline a range of strategies, including self-supporting strategies to support positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Identify organisations to which mentees can be signposted for further advice and support.

Mentor skills to support effective workplace performance

Mentor development series

5
February 2024 - 1
April 2028

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Lisa Gracey (Rafferty)
    Coach | Facilitator | Mindfulness Teacher

Aim

To empower mentors with increased confidence, knowledge and skills to support the effective workplace performance of mentees.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Recognise the skills required of an effective workplace mentor
  • Understand how to encourage and motivate your mentee within the workplace setting
  • Learn how to collaboratively identify individual learning and development needs
  • Apply the skills to support different levels of performance in the workplace.

Supporting mentees with neurodiverse conditions

Mentor development series

11
March 2024 - 29
April 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Louise Taylor
    Neurodivergent Therapist and Consultant

Aim

To equip mentors with the knowledge and skills to optimise the contribution of trainees with neurodiverse conditions to the pharmacy workplace

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Recognise and understand the different neurodivergent conditions that may be seen within the workplace including autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
  • Acknowledge the strengths that mentees with a neurodiverse condition bring to the workplace setting.
  • Appreciate the challenges that mentees with a neurodiverse condition may experience in the workplace.
  • Identify the best practices to ensure inclusivity in the workplace, including communication strategies and reasonable accommodations.
  • Support mentees with neurodiverse conditions to perform optimally within your workplace.

Challenging conversations

Mentor development

15
April 2024 - 10
June 2027

Recorded lecture

1.5 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Lisa Gracey (Rafferty)
    Coach | Facilitator | Mindfulness Teacher

Aim

To empower mentors with increased confidence, knowledge and the skills to have challenging conversations in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

Having attended this webinar you will be able to:
  • Identify key concerns about holding a challenging conversation
  • Identify the barriers and understand the professional skills required for effective communication during challenging conversations
  • Use evidence based techniques to effectively prepare for and participate in challenging conversations
  • Recognise how to prevent challenging conversations from escalating
  • Engage in challenging conversations, when necessary, within the workplace setting.

Constructive feedback

Mentor development

15
April 2024 - 10
June 2027

Recorded lecture

1.5 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Lisa Rafferty Gracey
    Professional Coach

Aim

To empower mentors with increased confidence, knowledge and the skills to give and receive constructive feedback in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

Having attended this webinar you will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose and value of constructive feedback
  • Recognise the different evidence-based models available to deliver constructive feedback
  • Identify which evidence-based model to use in different situations to deliver constructive feedback
  • Deliver appropriate, timely and constructive feedback, to mentees, in formal and informal settings within the workplace.

Misuse of OTC Opioid Products - The Pharmacist Role

31
May 2023

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Mr Canice Ward
    Head of Medicines Regulatory Group, Department of Health
  • Ms Lisa Byers
  • Dr Carolyn Adgey
    Consultant Gastroenterologist, BHSCT
  • Dr Joy Watson
    Addictions Consultant, BHSCT

Aim

To provide a discussion forum to explore the potential misuse of OTC opioid products. Specifically, to recognise the signs and symptoms of their misuse, discuss and explore strategies to manage the supply of these medicines in the community pharmacy setting and provide support to patients who have developed problems with these products.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Define the terms misuse and dependence
  • Recognise signs of opioid misuse and dependence
  • Consider strategies to help prevent/reduce the abuse of opioid products in a community pharmacy setting
  • Discuss the risks of potential misuse/dependence with patients
  • Share your knowledge with your pharmacy team to ensure safe and effective supply of OTC opioid products.

Multi-disciplinary Medicines Management of Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties - Part 1

14
December 2022

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Clare Stevenson
    Speech and Language Therapist and Dysphagia Coordinator SEHSCT
  • Ms Mary McBride
    Pharmacy Advisor, SPPG
  • Ms Jenny Kirkwood

Aim

To provide an overview of best practice in assessing dysphagia in adult patients including the implementation of the IDSSI descriptors and how they relate to medication options. This programme will be delivered over two evenings. Part 2 will be held on Wednesday 28th September and Thursday 20th October.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes:
  • Regional update on the work of Dysphagia NI
  • Identify eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties
  • Assess patients with swallowing difficulties, decide when Speech and Language therapy should be involved, and on whose advice should medications be changed from solid dosage forms
  • Outline IDDSI descriptors and how thickeners may be used within different descriptor levels
  • Utilise a stepwise approach to medication selection for patients with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, whilst signposting to resources to assist with this.

Multi-disciplinary Medicines Management of Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties - Part 2

10
January 2023

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Clare Stevenson
    Speech and Language Therapist and Dysphagia Coordinator SEHSCT
  • Ms Mary McBride
    Pharmacy Advisor, SPPG
  • Ms Carolee McLaughlin

Aim

To provide an overview of the DAMES project, as an example of a Quality Improvement project, accompanied by reflection and discussion of learnings from previous Serious Adverse Incidents to reduce the risk of further choking events, through multidisciplinary collaborative working.

Learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes:
  • Provide an overview of Dames, as an example of quality improvement projects supporting medication use for people with eating, drinking, swallowing difficulties
  • Utilise learnings from local serious adverse incidents to reduce patient harm
  • Multidisciplinary discussion regarding reducing the risk of further choking events through improved communication pathways.

Opioid Misuse

16
January 2024

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

Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST)

18
March 2024 - 13
May 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Helen Toal
    Consultant Psychiatrist, BHSCT
  • Mr Clifford McElhinney
    Community Pharmacist
  • Miss Katie Blair

Aim

To enable pharmacists to effectively contribute to the shared care team delivering opioid substitution therapy (OST) services in NI.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Discuss the NI guidelines on substitution treatments for opioid dependence
  • Describe the pharmacological properties of methadone and buprenorphine
  • Understand the rationale and risks associated with initiating treatment and thereafter the stabilisation of treatment
  • Supervise the 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

Oral Emergency Contraception

1
June 2021

Recorded lecture

0 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

Skin conditions

Paediatric Series

22
April 2024 - 17
June 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Myranda Attard
    Dermatology Registrar, BHSCT

Aim

To provide an overview of a range of skin conditions commonly experienced by children and how these should be effectively managed in practice.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Recognise the clinical features of common skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, infantile haemangioma, acne and other viral infections
  • Identify red flag symptoms in children and refer appropriately
  • Recommend appropriate treatment options including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments
  • Provide comprehensive advice and support to parents and carers regarding the management of these skin conditions

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.

Remote Consultations

8
October 2020

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Aim

To promote the principles of remote consultations thereby reducing the need for face to face contact between patients and pharmacists.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess when a remote consultation is appropriate and inappropriate
  • Use the remote consultation technology/software effectively
  • Apply consultation models that can be used to structure remote consultations
  • Develop the key skills needed for an effective remote consultation
  • Identify the pharmacy services that can be delivered via remote consultation

Safeguarding Advice & Guidance for Pharmacists

7
December 2022

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Dr Mary Larkin
    Lead Safeguarding GP Northern Ireland

Aim

To provide an overview of the range of safeguarding scenarios pharmacists may observe, and the advice, actions and assistance available to respond & care for patients effectively.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will have:
  • Knowledge of the various forms of abuse, definitions, prevalence and healthcare professional training competencies
  • Increased awareness of domestic abuse, its presentations and relevant legal frameworks
  • Tools to advise domestic abuse victims appropriately, including the ‘ASK for ANI’ campaign
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues in adults at risk of harm, with case study discussion involving suspected medication misuse
  • Knowledge of safeguarding policies specific to children & young people, illustrated by case study discussion
  • Utilisation of the ‘Fraser Guidelines’ to assess patient capacity to understand
  • Raised awareness of other emerging safeguarding themes
  • Advice for pharmacists on making appropriate confidential records around safeguarding concerns.

Travel Health

6
May 2024 - 1
July 2024

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Ms Suzanne Magee
    Community Pharmacist
  • Ms Lyn Stevenson
    Healthcare Academy Trainer, Boots

Aim

To enable pharmacists to provide a comprehensive service to patient’s seeking healthcare advice regarding travel abroad.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Consider the needs of special categories of travellers, including children, pregnant females, elderly patients and those with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Recommend appropriate anti-malarial regimens and vaccinations for patients travelling abroad
  • Find the latest up-to-date information on disease risks in a specific country
  • Discuss prevention advice with patients, including insect bites, travellers’ diarrhoea, altitude sickness, deep vein thrombosis and heat stroke

Understanding influenza

8
October 2020

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Aim

To provide an overview of the influenza virus and how it affects the human body.

Learning outcomes

Intended Learning outcomes:
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of influenza
  • Understand the structure of the virus and the mutation cycle
  • Identify individuals susceptible to the virus
  • Appreciate how the flu vaccine works to protect susceptible individuals
  • Promote the flu vaccine to individuals you identify as susceptible to the virus.

Yellow Card Reporting

29
January 2024 - 29
January 2026

Recorded lecture

0 hours

Tutors

  • Mrs Aine Liggett
  • Ms Siobhan Kelly
    Lead Nurse for Yellow Card Centre Northern Ireland

Aim

To promote the importance of healthcare professionals reporting adverse events to the MHRA’s Yellow Card scheme to improve patient safety.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this webinar you will be able to:
  • Describe the role of the NI Yellow Card Centre
  • Understand the benefits of reporting via the Yellow Card scheme
  • List the range of products for which safety issues should be reported
  • Define the information to be reported within a Yellow Card report
  • Report relevant adverse events within your professional practice.