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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 current and aspiring 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