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Nurse Prescribing & the Acutely Ill Patient

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Nurse prescribers are ideally placed to ensure that acutely ill patients receive treatment without delay.  This important national conference provides an essential update for nurse prescribers in critical care. Critical Care Prescribing can be challenging due the complexity of critically ill patients who may have several underlying diseases and range of conditions likely to be encountered.  This makes it essential that nurse prescribers maintain the competence and skills to assess, treat and prescribe in an effective way to improve outcomes for patients.

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 case studies for prescribing and the deteriorating patient, prescribing for delirium and prescribing for pain, prescribing for sepsis including the prescribing of intravenous fluids, oxygen and analgesia. Case studies will be presented from critical care, critical care outreach, hospital at night & trauma and orthopaedics. 
There will also be a focus on using the national prescribing competency framework in acutely ill patients,  understanding clinical pharmacology as a nurse prescriber in critical care, and undertaking an audit of prescribing decision making with reflection on commonly prescribed drugs by nurse prescribers in critical care, and learning for improvement.

Non‐medical prescribing should only be implemented to improve the safety and quality of care for the critically ill or deteriorating patient… Non‐medical prescribers must audit and evaluate their practice as well as ensuring continuing professional development.

Prescribing Position Statement British Association of Critical Care Nurses 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving nurse prescribing in critical care 

  • Learn from outstanding practice in the role of nurse prescribers in ensuring that acutely ill patients receive treatment without delay

  • Reflect on nurse prescribing through case presentations

  • Ensure safety in prescribing for this diverse patient group

  • Understand the impact and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on prescribing decision making 

  • Use the national prescribing competency framework in critical care   

  • Learn from case studies in critical care, critical care outreach, hospital at night and trauma and orthopaedics 

  • Reflect on assessment and prescribing decision making for deteriorating patients, sepsis, pain and delirium 

  • Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in assessment and prescribing 

  • Working with patients with co-morbidity and understanding clinical pharmacology 

  • Identify key strategies for improving nurse prescribing practice 

  • Develop your role and confidence as a nurse prescriber

  • Reflect on an audit of nurse prescribing practice 

  • Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in prescribing practice whilst understanding your limits of practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

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  


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

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