The management of common clinical conditions is an activity being undertaken to a much greater degree by pharmacists and pharmacy teams. Pharmacists and the wider health professional team really need to remain vigilant and competent when prescribing, dispensing or managing patients in this area. Understanding the nature the risks and the clinical skills required to assess and manage patients presenting with common clinical conditions is now a priority for all of us.
It is in this context that it is with considerable pride we announce that Gordon Rushworth will deliver an interactive session to work through some of the key considerations when assessing, prescribing or dispensing for people presenting with the common clinical conditions. This live event will acute cough and also on how to safely assess acute pain presentations.
Gordon is an independent prescriber with a second to none reputation in pharmacy education. As a result, this session will be interactive and very much focussed on practical considerations like clinical skills. Case studies and a live question and answer session at the end will hopefully help bring the topic to life in an engaging way for you.
During this webinar you will:
- How to take a thorough cough history.
- How to take a thorough acute pain history.
- Red flags in acute cough presentations and how to deal with them.
- Red flags in acute pain presentations and how to deal with them.
- Short case studies: putting knowledge into practice – acute pain & cough presentations.
- Q&A chaired by Johnathan Laird.
|30th November 2020|
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About Gordon Rushworth
Gordon is the Programme Director for the Highland Pharmacy Education & Research Centre in Inverness, NHS Highland. He holds a portfolio post which encompasses clinical, teaching and research roles. Gordon is an independent prescriber with an additional qualification in Advanced Clinical Assessment (ACE) and works two-and-a-half days a week in general practice as an Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner using clinical, diagnostic and prescribing skills to autonomously assess, manage and treat undifferentiated acute presentations from across the age and acuity spectrum.
He has also set up a primary care training hub within Cairn Medical Practice where he spends half-a-day a week training other pharmacists how to run clinics and improve their clinical and prescribing skills. Gordon is the co-author of the NES General Practice Clinical Pharmacist Advanced Practice Framework. The remaining 2 days of Gordon’s time are spent on academic work including designing, delivering and supporting teaching for undergraduate medical and pharmacy students. Gordon is an active researcher having published over 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals focusing on the themes of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pharmacy practice research. He is a Faculty Fellow of the RPS, Visiting Reader at the University of the Highland & Islands, Visiting Senior Lecturer at RGU and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.
*This event may be supported by the pharmaceutical industry. Any engagement with supporting companies will be completely optional. We may offer informative presentations from the companies in a separate online room during the event. The companies have had no input into the design of the event or the agenda.
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Feedback from previous live events
“This was an excellent session, I learnt a lot, and have a lot of follow up reading to do, I wasn’t familiar with the GINA report and some of the other resources and websites mentioned are new to me too.”
“It’s brilliant that you have organised this session, it’s definitely an area where pharmacists can do so much more to improve care and help prevent deaths. You mooted perhaps a further session – I think this would be very worthwhile to reinforce learning.”