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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing for Pain

Thursday 27 Jan 2022

VIRTUAL, Online

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This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing for pain. Pain is a growing area of nurse prescribing and one of the most common areas. This makes it essential that nurse prescribers maintain the competence and skills to prescribe for pain in an effective way, working with patients to improve pain outcomes both in the inpatient setting and the community.

Through national updates and extended interactive practical case studies delegates will hear how to develop and maintain prescribing competence, and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice. The conference will also reflect on pain prescribing during the Covid-19 pandemic, update delegates on the  NICE Guideline on Chronic Pain, and on current developments with regard to opioid prescribing.

There will also be an extended focus on pain in the older person following the British Pain Society guidance in December 2020 which states that “The incidence of side effects with drug therapy is higher in older people, particularly in the presence of co-morbidities and polypharmacy. These factors need to be carefully considered when introducing new medication to minimise the chance of drug–disease and drug–drug interactions.”

“Treatment of pain is a fundamental human right, yet sadly there is an enormous gap between the care people require and what happens in practice.”

British Pain Society 2021 

“Management of pain must be considered as an important component of the health care provided to all people, regardless of their chronological age or severity of illness…To use the recommended therapeutic approaches, clinicians must be familiar with adverse effects of treatment and the potential for drug interactions.”

British Pain Society December 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving nurse prescribing for pain
  • Learn from outstanding practice in management of pain
  • Reflect on Pain management and Prescribing through case study presentations
  • Understand the impact and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on nurse prescribing for pain 
  • Develop your skills in pain assessment
  • Understanding how assessment tools, outcome scales and measures can improve your service
  • Learn how to use the National Prescribing Competency Framework
  • Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in Prescribing for Pain
  • Reflect on lessons from experts in nurse prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on Pain and opioids: minimise risks, Chronic Pain, Inpatient Pain, Pain in the Older Person, Cancer and End of Life Care Pain
  • Implications of the 2020 NICE guidance for assessment and management of chronic pain
  • Working with patients with co-morbidity
  • Identify key strategies for improving nurse prescribing practice for pain
  • Develop your role and confidence as a nurse prescriber
  • Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in prescribing practice whilst understanding your limits of practice
     

Chair and Speakers Include:

Professor Angela Alexander MBE

Chair, Working Party, The Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP) Competency Framework, Pharmaceutical Society & Professor Emerita, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading

Sally Jarmain

Non-Medical Prescribing Lead Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust, Clinical Fellow (Independent Prescribing Review) Health Education England

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

Virtual Training

£295.00

(£354.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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