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Royal College of Nursing Accredited Courses available

Spring / Summer 2012

Practitioner Development UK’s In-house Training

Do you have a group of staff interested in one of our courses? Would you like to benefit from a cost-effective package, tailored to your organisation’s needs?
If so, PDUK’s in-house training service can deliver a unique course for you and your organisation. Choose from any of our 150 courses or ask us to design one especially for your staff. In-house training saves you time and money because our professional tutors can come directly to you, ensuring there are no travel or accommodation costs for your staff. • Tailored to your staff’s needs • Delivered at a venue of your choice • Cost and time effective • Personalized service • Colleges and Independent Schools • Prisons • The Armed Forces • Allied Health Professional Agencies

Frequently asked questions What is the cost of in-house training? Our pricing varies according to the type of programme you choose. For instance the price of a day’s training on our ABCs of Dermatology course for up to 25 people is in the region of £1100 + VAT. All tutor expenses; course materials, certificates and specified equipment are included. Simply call us on 02392 501428 for a quote. What group sizes do you work with? The number depends on the programme you choose and we do have a limit on maximum numbers to optimize learning. For example, on our Non-medical Prescribing Up Date courses the maximum number is 20. Hands on workshops such as Minor Injuries Essentials have a maximum of 12 per trainer. If you have extra places available, you may want to team up with another local healthcare provider and spread the cost. How do I book in-house training? Contact our education consultants to discuss your needs. We will give you an individual quote, a course programme and a ‘no obligation’ proposal outlining terms and conditions.

Why should I choose PDUK? Because we are a small company that is not interested in being the biggest but in providing the best service. Because our tutors are experienced professionals, experts in their fields and in tune with the trends and demands of healthcare today. Because we bring the classroom to you, providing the flexibility you need to train your staff. Organisations that have used PDUK’s in-house training include: • NHS Primary Care Trusts • NHS Acute Trusts • UK and Overseas Universities • General Practice • Walk-in, Urgent Care and Out of Hours Centres • Nursing & Residential Care Homes • Private Hospitals & Clinics

All programmes in this brochure are available in-house

Practitioner Development UK Ltd, 11 Alvara Road, Gosport, Hants. PO12 2HY


Tel: 02392 501428


No more than an hour and a half long. learn from work or learn at your own convenience? Then watch out for PDUK’s soon-to-be-launched elearning courses.Have a clinical mentor who is competent in immunisation and is able to undertake competency assessment 1 day 7 hours CPD In-house Only 3 NEW COURSE Nursing homes must now be compliant with the infection prevention and control standards of the Health and Social Care Act 2008. We’re hoping to launch the courses in early 2012 so keep checking our website for further information .. these online courses are designed to introduce you to a range of our scheduled and in-house courses and they’ll give you CPD for your portfolio.. NEW Course content • What is infection prevention and control? • The law relating to infection prevention and control under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and your accountability • The importance of infection prevention and control • Health care associated infections • Origins and transmission of infection in nursing homes • Ways to minimise risk and prevent and control the spread of infection • Care of a client with MRSA • Care of a client with diarrhoea and/or vomiting 1 day 7 hours CPD In-house only ELEARNING . Course content • Influenza and pneumococcal immunisation history and epidemiology • Aims of the national immunisation policy • The chief medical officer’s influenza letter • Refresher on the immune system and how vaccines work • Anaphylaxis refresher • Indications. Skin Infections and more.Keeping an Infection-free Nursing Home Community pharmacists now have COURSE the opportunity to provide immunisations for their customers. This course will help staff to understand how to prevent and control the spread of contagions and help ensure they run an infection-free nursing home..Examples of our in-house courses For Pharmacists: Immunisations AR79 Immunisation Training for Community Pharmacists Infection Control A62.Have attended previous infection control training 2.a new way to learn Are you looking to learn from home. composition and contraindications for pneumococcal influenza including child dosages • Effective vaccination communication • Legal aspects of administering prescription-only medication • Consent.Are a non-medical prescriber or able to work to a PGD 3. This course teaches the essential theory and injection skills that allow local pharmacists to deliver influenza and pneumococcal vaccines on their premises. These new courses will include Immunisation Updates. accountability and indemnity refresher • Documentation and record keeping • Competency assessment in the work place • Vaccine administration theory including health and safety and infection control • Practical injection training workshop with hands-on practice Course pre-requisites 1. The Febrile Child.iPDUK. ..

This course will raise your skills. • Ventricular rhythm abnormalities. Course content • The physiologic basis of the ECG • How to record a 12 Lead ECG. It will give a sufficient grounding in order to progress to a diploma or degree level qualification. • Respiratory conditions: recognition and management of pneumonia. Course content • A systematic approach to patient assessment. IV medications and line maintenance. • Disorders of conduction • Bundle branch blocks • Unknown test cases and participant questions are an integral part of this programme 1 day 7 hours CPD In-house Only 4 1 day 7 hours CPD In-house Only . exacerbations of COPD and asthma. The emphasis is on understanding the basis of ECG interpretation.Managing Patients in the Community Respiratory IH36. Course content • Spirometry technique – practical session • Spirometry patterns – what do they mean • Case studies – interpreting the readings a practical session using real case scenarios 1 day 7 hours CPD In-house Only NEW Diagnostics IH89. • A step-by-step guide to reading an ECG. knowledge and confidence and allow you to react effectively to acute flare-ups of chronic conditions within the community setting. monitoring and appropriate treatments.The ABCs of ECGs This course provides the community-based practitioner with a practical step-by-step review of ECG interpretation.Understanding Spirometry A34 Managing Patients with Acute Exacerbations in the Community Unplanned emergency admissions to hospital can traumatise patients and their families. clinical pearls and potentially life-threatening problems. This workshop has been designed COURSE to assist Health Care Professionals to confidently evaluate and interpret spirometry readings. Providing more efficient community treatment can help to reduce these emotional and financial costs. • Sinus and atrial rhythm abnormalities. • Cellulitis: assessment and treatment options. • ECG interpretation and cardiac axis- • What is normal? • ECG interpretation- Common abnormal findings- to include: • Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischaemia. • UTIs: oral therapies and patient response indicators. disrupt lives and cost the NHS over one billion pounds a year. • Non-specific non-cardiac chest pain: differentials. medication dos and don’ts. • Treatment options including nebulised therapies.

This comprehensive course will help you improve your care for patients with dementia and deal with their worsening condition. • Distinguishing between dementias eg: • Alzheimers - Lewy Body type. the management of dementia and common physical health care problems. dementia care mapping. Paediatrics P12. • Co-mobidity. bronchitis and pneumonia • Cardiac assessment and practice • Abdominal examination and practice • Acute abdominal presentations covering emergency conditions. As the focus is on 5-18 year old patients. • Current treatment options and approaches in dementia. what is being tested and what is the relevance of scores? • The role of secondary care (Mental Health Services) - working with multi-agencies and referring on. pharmacology and other therapies. constipation and UTIs • Acute skin complaints- eczema flare-ups. their family and friends. fungal. • Supporting patients and their carers. • Assessment tools used. this is perfect for school nurses and other practitioners who treat this age group. infestations. Parkinson’s. and the community. person-centred care. bacterial & viral infections 2 day s 14 hours CPD In-house Only 5 4 days 28 hours CPD In-house Only . their physical examination and how to assess and manage their common complaints.Assessment & Management of Minor Ailments in Young People (5-18 Years Old) Around 40% of primary care patients are under the age of 18 and health care providers must be aware of the differences between treating children and treating adults. It is ideal for those not working in the mental health sector but wanting to develop their understanding of the disease. Course content • Are children different? The anatomical & physiological considerations in 5-18 year olds • History taking & physical exam techniques • ENT/lymphatic examination and practice • Common conditions such as sore throat. • Assessment of need including the assessment of memory. ear infection and UTI • Respiratory assessment and practice • Respiratory conditions: acute exacerbation of asthma.Mental Health/The Elderly IH80 Dealing with Dementia/Understanding Dementia Dementia is a chronic disease with serious impact on the lives of the patient. Course content • Epidemiology of dementia. upper versus lower respiratory tract infections. This course covers the anatomical and physiological considerations in children.

• Health and safety. Course content • Venous Cannulation • Indications for peripheral cannulation in your practice. The emphasis is on the safe. complications and management • Practical session- • IV administration • Delivery devices such as syringe pump drivers.IV Therapy IH91.types and usage. BLS A65. hints and tips • Red flags. • Drug compatibility and instability • Review of PDUK Drug Calculations • Workbook for home study. NEW Course content • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system • Pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system • The epidemiology and aetiology of cardiac arrest • Recognising cardiac arrest • Managing cardiac arrest with no equipment • Scene approach and management • Case examples • Simulated practice • Referring and assisting the ambulance crew This course can run as either a full or half day event. • Legal and professional implications.Intravenous Therapy Core Skills Attendee involvement is the key to this programme. • Anatomy: brief overview –land marking prime peripheral sites • Demonstration.Basic Life Support for Community Practitioners COURSE This workshop is for anyone who works with patients away from the hospital setting. informed and effective recognition and management of patients who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. infection control • Equipment type and choices: peripheral venous access devices. By the end of the day participants will feel able to perform peripheral cannulation and have a solid grounding in managing the patient on intravenous therapy in the community. It is geared towards confidence building and safe practice. It can also be expanded to include defibrillation covering: • Cardiac arrest ECG rhythms • Defibrillation theory • Defibrillation practice 1 day 7 hours CPD In-house Only 6 1 day 7 hours CPD In-house Only .

these online courses are designed to introduce you to a range of our scheduled and in-house courses and they’ll give you CPD for your portfolio. We’re hoping to launch the courses in early 2012 so keep checking our website for further information 7 .HCAs A66.iPDUK. a new way to learn Are you looking to learn from home. These new courses will include Immunisation Updates.. sensation & vibration • Doppler ultrasound • Foot care • Health promotion & lifestyle advice • Documentation Hypertension & CCF • Understanding common cardiac complaints- • Hypertension • Causes • Complications • Monitoring- • Health promotion & lifestyle advice Heart Failure • Causes • Complications • Monitoring • Health promotion & lifestyle advice • Documentation Asthma • Understanding asthma • Causes • Complications • Assisting with acute exacerbations • Monitoring- • Peak flow readings • Inhaler techniques • Health promotion & lifestyle advice • Documentation COPD • Understanding COPD • Causes • Complications • Assisting with acute exacerbations • Monitoring- • Basic spirometry • Basic results interpretation • Health promotion & lifestyle advice • Documentation Dementia • The patient with Dementia • Definition/types • Dealing with the patient and family • Markers of patient deterioration 2 days 14 hours CPD In-house Only ELEARNING . learn from work or learn at your own convenience? Then watch out for PDUK’s soon-to-be-launched elearning courses.The Patient with a Chronic Condition This 2 day programme provides Health Care Assistants with the essential tools needed to assist in the monitoring and management of adult patients who have common chronic conditions. Upon completing the course participants will be more confident in dealing with the more complex patient. No more than an hour and a half long. Skin Infections and more. Course content Diabetes • Understanding diabetes: • Causes • Complications • Monitoring- • Urine and blood glucose checks • Diabetic neuropathy- checking peripheral circulation. The Febrile Child..

Course content • History taking & practice. We have a wide range of scheduled courses and they are regularly updated to reflect current practice requirements. neck and ENT • Respiratory system examination/practice • Cardiovascular / peripheral vascular examination/practice • Abdominal system examination/practice • Examination of the eye/practice • Mental heath/Neurological assessment/ practice • Musculoskeletal examination/ practice • Documentation of findings • Structured physical examination demonstration/practice • Top to toe physical examination test outs Dates & Venues Birmingham 12-16 March 2012- Heartlands Hospital Coventry 1-5 October 2012- University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire London 20- 24 February 2012- Guy’s Hospital 18-22 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital 10-14 September 2012- Guy’s Hospital Manchester Area 23-27 January 2012- Tameside Hospital 17-21 September 2012- Tameside Hospital Maximum student trainer ratio 12:1 8 Quality Assuranceon 5 days 35 hours CPD £559 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* . After studying basic history-taking and physical examination techniques. face. Covers essential skills for non-medical prescribers. They allow you to share experiences. network and learn alongside people from a variety of backgrounds. nails. • Physical examination techniques • Examination of skin • Assessment of hair. you will have the opportunity to perform a complete physical examination that reflects clinical practice requirements and helps to develop all-round confidence. A03 5 Day Patient Assessment Skills Workshop RCN Accredited Short Professional Course Required skills for Non Medical Prescribers and all advanced practice nurses! This five-day programme provides practitioners with a springboard for diagnostic proficiency and clinical decision-making.Scheduled Events PDUK’s scheduled events are ideal for individuals and small groups.

viral and fungal infections • Acute abdominal pain covering diarrhoea. burns and bites: • Classification/management • All forms of closure/deep sutures demo/practice • Removal of foreign bodies ear/eye nose/others • Ingrown toenails • Infections • Paronychia • Minor abscesses Maximum student trainer ratio 12:1 Dates & Venues London 31 January- 2 February 2012- Guy’s Hospital 13-15 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital 9-11 October 2012- Guy’s Hospital RCN Quality Assuranceon Manchester Area 7-9 March 2012- Tameside Hospital 7-9 November 2012- Tameside Hospital 3 days 21 hours CPD £375 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* 9 3 days 21 hours CPD £359 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* .Minor Ailments A13 Minor Ailments Essentials This is an opportunity for those of you who are confident in taking a history and physical examination and want to focus on the common and not so common patient complaints seen in primary health care. assessment and management essentials Dates & Venues London 9-11 May 2012- Guy’s Hospital 26-28 September 2012- Guy’s Hospital Manchester Area 28-30 March 2012- Tameside Hospital Minor Injuries AR04 Minor Injury EssentialsThis interactive programme Accredited Short focuses on the needs of Professional community practitioners Course who are now expected to include basic injury review and care. Course content • The red or painful eye • Ear problems such as hearing loss and ear infections • Upper & lower respiratory tract presentations to include painful sinuses. psoriasis. vomiting. Hands on practice is encouraged! Joints covered include: • shoulder • elbow • wrist and hand • hip • knees • ankles and feet • Common conditions • Management and referral • Practice scenarios • Local analgesia • Types/safe levels • Local infiltration • Wounds - including abrasions. constipation. Course content • Principles of musculoskeletal history taking • Basic assessment of the major joints including targeted history taking. eczemas. infestations. indigestion. anatomy. joint function and essential physical examination techniques. bacterial. neck and back pain • Skin conditions including examination principles. cough and bronchitis • Head. ectopic pregnancy and more. sore throat. • Gynae overview covering vaginal discharge. cuts. pelvic pain and the basics of emergency contraception • Mental health- depression.

gain a better understanding as to causes and forms of head injury and reasons behind clinical features of raised intercranial pressure. • Wound assessment. . An important skill for all first contact practitioners.Minor Injuries AR10 Minor Surgical Procedures This workshop will provide you with basic instruction in common minor surgical techniques used in Minor Injuries Units. fostering your competence in developing these skills for use in the workplace Course content • Principles of analgesia.Understanding Head Injuries This course goes beyond the basics and looks at head injury in more depth. If you are an HCL Health Care Professional contact us now on 02392 501428 for further information. closure & management • Basic suturing technique/practice • Application of topical skin adhesive • Common surgical procedures • Incision and drainage of an abscess • Paronychia management • Release of subungual haematoma • Digital block-fracture reduction • Management of ingrown toenails • Foreign body removal Quality Assuranceon Dates & Venues Maximum student trainer ratio 12:1 London 2 February 2012- Guy’s Hospital 15 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital 11 October 2012- Guy’s Hospital Minor Injuries AR68. The emphasis is on emergency wound care. Hands on participation is encouraged. Learn what happens when a head injury occurs. General Practice. and is now offering special discounted rates to its members. one of the UK’s leading health and social care recruitment companies. Urgent Care and Walk in Centres. Course content • Specific class requests • Applied neuro anatomy • MOI • Forms of injury • Intra cranial pressure • An introduction to patient examination • Clinical features • Guidelines • Guide to further study Dates & Venues London 17 May 2012- Guy’s Hospital 21 November 2012- Guy’s Hospital 1 day 8 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 10 Manchester Area 9 March 2012- Tameside Hospital 9 November 2012- Tameside Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £189 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* Special discount offers of up to 15% PDUK has teamed up with HCL.

• Self assessment of upper limb image bank • X-ray referrals. out of hour’s services and walk-in centres. • Protocols • Lower limb x-ray interpretation – knee and proximal femur. • Pelvis & hip x-ray interpretation • Self assessment of lower limb image bank • Introduction to bone tumours and other pathological processes (OA/RA Gout) affecting bone and their radiological appearances. Course content • Legal & professional issues • Principles of normal and abnormal appearances of bone. Dates & Venues London 24-25 May 2012- Guy’s Hospital 17-18 October 2012- Guy’s Hospital 2 days 14 hours CPD £245 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 11 Diagnostics/Allied Health Professionals AR07 X-ray Interpretation of Minor Injuries This workshop is underpinned by linking clinical presentation with relevant anatomy and principles of x-ray interpretation. triage nurses who request x-rays and those wanting to review their interpretation skills. • Common misses and unusual cases. foot and toes. soft tissues and joints on x-rays.Diagnostics AR62 – Limb X-ray Interpretation for Beginners This course is for the practitioner with little or no experience in limb x-ray interpretation. tibia and fibula. • Mechanisms of injury. radiographic referral. • Fracture classification and description including the Salter Harris classification. Clinical areas include minor injury units. A&E departments. Course content • Legal & professional issues including the history of Red Dot • Principles of radiation protection • IR(ME)R • X-ray modalities • Report writing • Principles of normal and abnormal appearances of bone. ankle. Patient assessment. soft tissues and joint appearances on x-rays • Paediatric considerations • ABCS principles • Red Dot principles • History taking & mechanism of injury • X-ray referrals • Upper limb x-ray interpretation • Lower limb x-ray interpretation • X-ray interpretation quiz Dates & Venues London 7 February 2012- Guy’s Hospital Practitioners should ideally be working in an environment where x-ray interpretation is part of their role but it may be suitable for practitioners making referrals for x-rays at another location. interpretation and treatment for minor injuries are all included. 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* . • Upper limb x-ray interpretation. It provides participants with the underpinning knowledge and confidence to discuss cases and make clinical decisions linking patient presentation with radiographic anatomy and radiological appearances.

Advanced ECG Skills and Arrhythmia Interpretation This programme is designed for practitioners and doctors looking to improve their ECG skills and arrhythmia recognition. PTT. injury and ischaemia. • Common tachy and brady arrhythmias. PT and INR • Theory to practice application • U & E’s • Proteins and protein metabolites • Cardiac enzymes • Liver function tests • Renal function tests • Thyroid function tests • Miscellaneous d-dimer Dates & Venues London 13- 14 March 2012- Guy’s Hospital 13-14 September 2012- Guy’s Hospital 2 days 16 hours CPD £229 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 12 Dates & Venues London 22 March 2012- Guy’s Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** . fascicular block and pre-excitation • Ventricular hypertrophy • Electrolyte disturbance • Pulmonary embolism • Patterns of infarct. You will have the opportunity to practice on a wide range of example ECGs Course content • Approaches to ECG interpretation and cardiac axis • Common ECG abnormalities including: • Interventricular conduction disturbances: bundle branch block. including: • Atrial fibrillation • Atrial flutter • AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia • Ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation • Heart blocks • Escape rhythms • Paced rhythm Diagnostics AR06 Blood Results Made Easy This course explores the relevance and clinical application of routine blood test results. It is straightforward and to the point. Course content • The full blood count- an overview • White cell count and differential • Red blood cell count/ haemaglobin & haematicrit/ platelets/ red cell indices/ESR • Iron and TIBC/Ferritin • Coagulation tests including bleeding time.Diagnostics AR69 .

Course content • COPD- the patient. localised • Common skin complaints.g. preventing & eradicating bacterial infection and disease control • Eczemas • Psoriasis • Tinea • Infections & Infestations • Skin conditions requiring referral • Specific considerations for primary and acute care providers Dates & Venues London 15 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital 23 November 2012- Guy’s Hospital All scheduled programmes in this brochure are available in-house 2 days 14 hours CPD £245 10% Discount When You Book Online ** 13 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* . • Epidemiology • Pathophysiology • COPD- diagnosis • Including spirometry use. skin chemistry & flora • Categorising skin disease and skin descriptors • Dry skin • Types of rashes. circulation. this workshop gives you more than a basic understanding of how to diagnose and treat the COPD patient. A practical demonstration of spirometry use will be provided and participants can bring their own spirometer for individual advice on their particular make of machine. generalised vs. technique and interpretation of results. differential diagnoses and general intervention strategies including emollient therapies. homeostatic control. this is the course for you. including NICE’s new quality standard for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. topical steroids. • Management and monitoring of COPD • Current guidelines • Stable and exacerbating COPD • Update on the latest treatment options e. Course content • Basic principles of dermatological assessment • Common skin problems • Disruption of the skin barrier.Respiratory A61. pulmonary rehabilitation.COPD All You Need to Know In line with evidence-based guidelines. long term O2 therapy and medications. breaking the itch scratch cycle. Dates & Venues London 9-10 February 2012- Guy’s Hospital 13-14 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital Dermatology A27 The ABC’s of Dermatology If you are a practitioner wanting the basic tools for sound management of patients with skin problems.

looking at the most frequently seen conditions. this interactive course will examine ENT problems seen in primary care and first contact settings... common errors. emergency and urgent care settings and will appeal to nurses and allied health professionals. • Spotting emergent and sight threatening eye conditions • Identification and management of common presentations including red eye and painful eye. and what conditions should be referred and when. It is aimed at practitioners who work in primary.How to treat and manage. Aimed at the experienced practitioner. foreign body removal. what to refer and when A large proportion of visits to general practitioners. The Febrile Child. these online courses are designed to introduce you to a range of our scheduled and in-house courses and they’ll give you CPD for your portfolio. It will explore appropriate treatments. learn from work or learn at your own convenience? Then watch out for PDUK’s soon-to-be-launched elearning courses. Course content Ears • Otitis media.Ear Nose & Throat AR26 ENT “Top Ten” . We’re hoping to launch the courses in early 2012 so keep checking our website for further information . No more than an hour and a half long. which is which and how do I treat? • When is a perforation safe? • Cholesteatomas - why all the fuss? • Wax and foreign bodies – is water ever dangerous? • Auricular haematoma • Hearing loss – is it serious? Nose • Epistaxis – why won’t it stop? • Fractured noses – when do they need to be treated? • Foreign bodies Throat • Tonsillitis or glandular fever – does it matter? • Quinsy • Foreign body/food bolus • Red flags- what to refer and when • Group discussions/Questions • Patient scenarios Dates & Venues London 23 May 2012- Guy’s Hospital 16 November 2012- Guy’s Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 14 Ophthalmology AR76. Course content • Anatomy of the eye • Ophthalmic history taking including red flags • Ophthalmologic examination including vision testing. minor injury units or Accident and Emergency departments are ear. eyelid eversion.Ophthalmic Practice in Primary Care This study day will put you up to speed on your essential ophthalmology skills..iPDUK. otitis externa.. nose and throat related. external ocular assessment and honing your fundoscopy skills • Fluorescine staining. Dates/Venues London 16 March 2012- Guy’s Hospital 12 September 2012- Guy’s Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** ELEARNING . Skin Infections and more. . These new courses will include Immunisation Updates. what conditions can be managed safely out of hospital.a new way to learn Are you looking to learn from home.

Course content • General overview of breast & bowel cancer • Current issues in cancer screening programmes and future developments • Who is eligible for screening and why? • Social marketing and promoting screening programmes to the target group • A cervical screening and sampling skills update • Cervical screening audit • The role of the call and recall systems.Cancer Screening Update This study day covers bowel. 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 15 Contact our education consultants to discuss your training needs. Dates/Venues London 9 March 2012- Guy’s Hospital 24 October 2012- Guy’s Hospital Screening A58 .Women’s Health A50. • HPV vaccines and future development Dates & Venues London 23 March 2012- Guy’s Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** Need to train a number of staff? Choose PDUK in-house. It does not enable staff to take cervical samples in their workplace setting but will cover you for your required. Course content An overview of common contraceptive methods including Long Acting Methods • Initiating contraception and follow up of patients • Emergency Contraception • Helping clients to make an informed choice on their Method • Working with Sexually Active Young people. 02392501428 . and nurses and health promotion workers wanting an overview of the programmes. We have a portfolio of over 200 courses including all of our scheduled programmes. breast and cervical screening and is ideal for current cervical sample takers.An Introduction to Contraception This course is for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who do not hold a formal family planning qualification but whose role requires an understanding of contraception. The Law and under 16’s • Attitudes and Values: are you non-judgmental? • Workshop to include case scenarios & • condom demonstration • Question and answer session. three-yearly update.

blogs/pod casts and thesis writing Dates & Venues London 21 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital 9 November 2012- Guy’s Hospital 2 days 14 hours CPD £249 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 16 1 day 7 hours CPD £149 10% Discount When You Book On Line** . a discussion of what is needed in individual areas Dates & Venues London 26-27 April 2012- Guy’s Hospital 20-21 September 2012- Guy’s Hospital Manchester Area 23-24 February 2012- Tameside Hospital Research AR86. where it should be undertaken and who should do it? • Legal implications. quality control and audits. • Support systems. including patients with long-term conditions. This interactive training will give you a practical. • Standard triage protocols. • Minor and major ailments in triage situations and case scenario practice. site files.An Introduction to Research Skills Research skills are increasingly vital for a range of health professionals working on research projects. data protection and governance Volunteer engagement and compliance Project and experimental design Quality control Statistical usage Dissemination: scientific paper writing. volunteer information packs. including establishing a helpful relationship and active listening. notebooks Ethics. It will show you how to develop a structured and effective manner and how to be safer and more competent over the telephone. working knowledge of research skills and techniques. Course content • • • • • • • • • • Identifying different types of research Getting that grant Networking Paperwork: consent forms. Course content • Telephone triage - why we need it.Triage AR24 Telephone Triage This interactive course will help you carry out telephone triage confidently and knowledgeably. data collection. • Managing a triage call. posters. develop a protocol for your own working environment. • Independent prescribing and telephone triage. including documentation and use of protocols. The course is flexible enough to be adapted to your own research projects and can run in various modes depending on the depth and number of topics covered.

an overview • The BTS guidelines • Assessment. Special consideration is given to the latest British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines. for example health visitors.Paediatrics P24. what isn’t • evidence based practice- what’s in. cot death and feeding. what’s out • patient education • concordance and compliance • outcomes and audit Dates & Venues London 18 May 2012 - Guy’s Hospital • Review guidance on postnatal depression. Informal lectures and interactive practical sessions make this a stimulating. We will be discussing key issues such as child development. Course content • Review of key stages of growth and development 0-5 years of age • Common issues.Practice Update for Health Visitors and Community Nurses This course will help you incorporate the Government’s Healthy Child recommendations into your practice and ensure you are informed by the latest evidence based research. Course content • Paediatric asthma- the statistics • Normal respiratory function and lung development in children. It is aimed at practitioners working with families and children from birth to five years. giving participants the confidence to implement this evidence based tool into their practice. diagnosis and treatment- • what’s new. midwives and practice nurses. the evidence and best practice: • breast feeding • cot death • home safety • risks of bed sharing • immunisations Paediatrics P14 Paediatric Asthma Update This practical study day offers health professionals a comprehensive overview of the assessment and management of asthma in children. screening and interventions Dates & Venues London 16 May 2012 - Guy’s Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £149 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 17 1 day 7 hours CPD £149 10% Discount When You Book On Line** . informative and enjoyable programme.

Ideal for the practitioner who is confident with basic assessment skills and wants to explore a variety of paediatric conditions in an evidence based context. bites & burns: how to assess and manage. crush. and when to refer • Subtarsal foreign bodies in the eye • Common mechanism: impact.Paediatrics P01 Paediatric Minor Illness A power packed course that concentrates on childhood minor illnesses from infancy to late teen years.Sports Injuries and Minor Traumas in Young People Sports accidents are a major cause of childhood injuries with one in 12 hospital treated injuries resulting from football. examination and management • Wounds. Course content • History taking • Overview of paediatric anatomical development • Patterns of injury & healing • Paediatric analgesia • Damage to the head & neck: history. This three-day workshop will bring you up to speed with the common minor traumas and sports injuries frequently seen in school age children. Course content • Age appropriate history taking & physical exam techniques • Anatomical & physiological differences in children • Recognition of the ill child • The febrile child • The child with a skin problem • ENT conditions • The child with an abdominal complaint • The child with a respiratory problem • The child with an eye complaint • Reinforcers Dates & Venues London 27-29 June 2012 - Guy’s Hospital Manchester Area 9-11 May 2012- Tameside Hospital Paediatrics P11 . A chance to share your experience and build on your expertise. It is ideal for school nurses and other practitioners dealing with young people on a regular basis. forced abnormal movement and axial injuries • Developmental influences on patterns of MSK damage • How to examine the musculoskeletal system • Examination of the main limb joints • Sports commonly played in schools and their related dangers • Relationship between sports activities and paediatric anatomy • Accident prevention and health promotion for children Dates & Venues York 29-31 August 2012- York St John University 3 days 7 hours CPD £375 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* 18 3 days 21 hours CPD £365 10% Group Booking Discount Applies* .

BP & blood glucose control • Foot examination - recognizing signs of vascular disease and neuropathic conditions • Management and the HCA’s role: • The effects and management of inter current illness and hyperglycaemia • Diabetes medications and their side effects • Treatment and management of hypoglycaemia • Diabetic foot care • Patient education programs - lifestyle advice and smoking cessation Dates & Venues London 15 March 2012- Guy’s Hospital 19 October 2012- Guy’s Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 19 1 day 7 hours CPD £139 10% Discount When You Book On Line** . normal and abnormal patterns • Upper limb: soft tissue and bony injuries. Course content • Paediatric history taking: a developmental approach • Skeletal development in children. It is based on the Skills for Health Diabetes Competency Framework and accommodates all levels of HCA knowledge and skills. causes and symptoms • The psychological impact of diabetes • Monitoring: • Obesity -weight. eyes. Course content • Key NSF and NICE policies influencing diabetes • Diabetes: definition. It is an invaluable study day to develop your confidence and skills with paediatric injuries seen in first contact settings. waist circumference ratio • Physical exercise and nutrition • QOF indicators - blood results. patterns of injury and healing • Lower limb injuries: soft tissue and bony injuries.Paediatrics P17 Minor Injuries in Children (1-18 years of age) This course has been designed for the experienced ENP. BMI. It builds on your existing knowledge of minor injuries and extends it to cover care for children 1-18 years of age. patterns of injury and healing • Questions Dates & Venues London 27 April 2012- Guy’s Hospital 22 November 2012- Guy’s Hospital Diabetes Basics for HCAs This course will give HCAs in primary and secondary care a basic understanding of diabetes and will enable you to confidently manage patients who have diabetes.

and signs and symptoms of deterioration • Case study reinforcers Dates & Venues London 22 February 2012- Guy’s Hospital 22 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital 15 November 2012- Guy’s Hospital HCAs AR80. It will ensure that you and your workplace meet this objective and are fully compliant with the principles of the Health and Social Care act 2008. Course content • Anatomy. preparation.HCAs AR39. Course content • • • • • • • What is infection prevention and control? The law relating to infection prevention and control under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and your accountability The importance of infection prevention and control Health care associated infections Origins and transmission of infection Ways to minimise risk and prevent and control the spread of infection Storage. administration and disposing of injections Dates & Venues London 20 June 2012- Guy’s Hospital 7 September 2012- Guy’s Hospital 1 day 7 hours CPD £145 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 20 1 day 7 hours CPD £139 10% Discount When You Book On Line** . It will give you the most up-to-date wound care management plans..Vaccine Infection Control for HCAs Effective infection prevention and control is a must when giving injections. This course is designed specifically for Health Care Assistants administering vaccines.The ABCs of Wound Care for Health Care Assistants This course is a must for HCAs treating wounds in their clinical practice. physiology and functions of the skin • Wound classification • The wound healing process • Wound assessment • Signs and symptoms of infection • Aseptic technique • The wound healing continuum and dressing options • After care: patient education.

pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines and hydroxocabalamin (Vitamin B12) to adult patients. Pneumococcal & B12 Hydroxocobalamin In line with the new HPA guidelines. pneumococcal and vitamin B12 injections • Adverse reactions. recognition and treatment • Safe storage and handling of vaccines and medicines • Legal aspects of administering a prescription-only injectable medication • Using a patient specific direction and assessment checklists and protocols • Consent and accountability. right person. Course content • Influenza immunisation history and background • Epidemiology • Aims of immunisation. right time. A mentor’s information pack and immunisation competency assessment framework is included.HCAs AR59 . composition and contraindications for adult influenza. right drug. and right manner) • Practical workshop with hands on practice Note It is recommended that applicants have: • 2 or more years experience • An NVQ level 3 or equivalent or are working towards an NVQ • Clinical support from a registered clinician mentor PDUK provides a certificate of attendance for the theoretical components of this training. Dates & Venues London 29-31 May 2012- Guy’s Hospital 3 days 21 hours CPD £349 10% Discount When You Book On Line** 21 . delegation and indemnity responsibilities • Best practice guide to setting up and running an influenza clini for HCAs • Communicating effectively with patients about vaccinations • Documentation and record keeping • Competency assessment in the workplace and mentorship responsibilities • Theory of administering injections including health and safety. the national policy and schedules • The Chief Medical Officer’s influenza letter • The immune system and how vaccines work • Indications. infection control and the five rights (right equipment.Immunisation Training for HCAs: Influenza. this three-day course covers the theory and practice of giving intramuscular injections of the influenza.

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