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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Respiratory Care

Monday 2 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Respiratory Care
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“Respiratory health is consistently under-prioritised, despite the fact that 1 in 5 of us have been diagnosed with a lung condition.” Dr Penny Woods, Chief Executive, British Lung Foundation, NHS England 2017
 
“There is a need to reduce symptoms, exacerbations and improve quality of life for patients with respiratory diseases. Across the world, increasing numbers of nurses are adopting the prescribing role and can potentially enhance service provision. Evidence suggests improved quality of care and efficiencies occur when nurses adopt the prescribing role.” N Carey et al, BMC Health Services Research
 
This important national conference provides essential updates for current and aspiring nurse prescribers in respiratory care.  Through national updates and practical case studies you will hear from expert speakers on how to develop and maintain prescribing competence and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice.  The conference will include extended sessions focusing on developing your skills, competence and confidence  in non medical/nurse prescribing practice as well as case study sessions from specialist speakers in the areas of COPD, Asthma, prescribing for co-morbidities, medicines optimization and adherence, and prescribing within a respiratory clinic. An extended session will focus on prescribing governance and using the RPS prescribing competency framework to support prescribing practice. The day will support you to improve prescribing practice at all stages of respiratory care from diagnosis to the end of life. 
 
This conference will enable you to:

• Network with colleagues who are current or aspiring nurse prescribers in respiratory care
• Update your knowledge on national developments in nurse prescribing including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Single competency framework for all prescribers which is being proposed by he NMC as the new standard of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribing practice
• Maintain prescribing competence for revalidation 
• Explore how nurse/non medical prescribing can improve practice and patient care
• Develop your skills, confidence and competence as a nurse prescriber in Respiratory Care
• Assure competence in nurse prescribing in the management of COPD and Asthma
• Ensure medicines optimisation and adherence 
• Develop your skills and competence in prescribing for patients with comorbidity 
• Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
 

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