Entry and Admissions
No Partner College
Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 13:00-16:00
Who should attend?
This workshop has been developed for health care professionals involved in the management of individuals taking inhaled drug therapy. For example: - general practice nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, health care assistants, community nurses, district nurses, residential and nursing home staff, prison nurses.
Max number of participants
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Facilitator - Katy Smyth
Katy Smyth is an experienced practice nurse who teaches on the asthma/COPD module and the non-medical prescribing course. Katy continues to work within the clinical environment to maintain her knowledge and support her educational and clinical role.
Learning outcome & aims
By the end of the workshops participants will:
- Appreciate that poor inhaler technique is widespread and results in reduced therapeutic effect and poor disease control
- Understand the importance of selecting an appropriate inhaler device
- Explore the use and care of spacer devices
- Gain some practical tips on how to assess inhaler technique to ensure the maximum amount of drug is deposited in the lungs
- Recognise common mistakes when using an inhaler device
- Be aware of the UK inhaler standards and competency document
- Understand good inhaler technique is key to optimal self-management
- Appreciate the cost associated with the incorrect use of inhalers
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Fees & Funding
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
WORKSHOP COST: £45
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