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The 2022 Nurse Prescribing Leadership Summit, which is now in its Sixth year, will take place virtually and will bring together Nurse Prescribers to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice. This CPD certified conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other nurse prescribers and develop your skills, competence and confidence in Nurse Prescribing. Through national updates, practical case studies and a choice of interactive workshops the conference will support you to improve both prescribing practice and patient care, and provide networking opportunities with nurses who are prescribing in your clinical specialty.
Extended interactive workshops will this year focus on using the 2021 Revised National Prescribing Competency Framework, Designated Prescribing Practitioners, and History Taking, Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis. New sessions to this year’s programme will focus on the role the NMP Lead, Understanding clinical pharmacology as a Nurse Prescriber, medication safety & learning from medication errors, developing a human factors approach and there will be an extended focus on the important issue of prescribing for Co-Morbidity (including co-morbid physical and mental health conditions).
Medicines are used more than any other intervention by patients to manage their medical conditions. Both the number of medicines prescribed and the complexity of the medicines regimes that patients take are increasing. As the population ages and multiple co-morbidities become more prevalent, polypharmacy is increasingly becoming the norm for patients. This increase in complexity means that besides developing and maintaining prescribing competency for individual conditions, prescribers have the challenge of keeping up to date with new medicines as they come onto the market and being aware of the potential for interaction between medicines in patients with multiple co-morbidities”.
This conference will enable you to:
- Network with colleagues who are working to deliver effective Nurse Prescribing Practice
- Learn from outstanding practice in improving patient care through nurse prescribing
- Reflect on national and international developments in nurse prescribing including the challenges of Covid-19
- Improve the way prescribing competence is developed through the 2021 Revised National Prescribing Competence Framework
- Develop your skills and competence in Nurse Prescribing
- Understand how you can improve understanding and prescribing for people with co-morbidity
- Identify key strategies for developing your skills in history taking, assessment and diagnosis
- Develop your clinical leadership skills
- Improve your understanding of clinical pharmacology
- Understand why medication errors occur and how you can prevent them
- Develop your knowledge of human factors and how a human factors approach can improve the safety of Nurse Prescribing
- Ensure you are up to date with the latest legal and risk management issues in nurse prescribing
- Understand the role of the Designated Prescribing Practitioner
- Self assess, audit and reflect on your own practice
- Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence