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Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications

GPN CPD Connect Spirometry Learning Programme Edinburgh (2-day course – accommodation not provided)

(2-day course – accommodation not provided) 
Spirometry is an essential investigation for diagnosis and monitoring of patients with respiratory conditions such as COPD and Asthma. The aim of this 2-day course is to enable GPNs to perform and interpret quality assured diagnostic spirometry in adults.

This course will be consistent with national standards and will include an assessment of competency


Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Edinburgh Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 8 week course

Mindfulness is a healthy, sustainable way to manage stress.  Research suggests that mindfulness has a powerful and positive effect on health and well-being across a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.

What is mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way, without judgment”. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
 
Paying attention can help us become aware of our stress responses and tap into our inner resources to take better care of ourselves in terms of:
 
•         managing anxiety
•         sharpening focus
•         increasing productivity
•         improving sleep
•         relieving pain
•         feeling a deeper sense of calm
 
Course includes:
•         8 weekly 2½ hour group sessions
•         learning mindfulness practices such as body scan, sitting with the breath and mindful movement
•         over the course of the 8 weeks core mindfulness skills are progressively developed
•         the course is experiential - based on skills development, group discussion and home-based practice
•         course manual and links to material for home use are provided

Each session starts promptly at 7pm and there is no facility to allow access for latecomers.  Please consider your travel time realistically before booking this course.


Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

GPN (Education for Health) Enhancing the Diagnosis and Management of Respiratory Disease SCQF Level 11 Module

This course will start ONLINE on 21st September 2020.

Please ensure you have full support from your manager to undertake this education, including any workplace supervision.

Please ensure you have capability and capacity to study this course BEFORE booking a place.

Once you have accepted a place you will be liable for costs if you do not commit to the full course.

Please note booking for this course will close on 1st September 2020 to allow time to complete the Education for Health registration process.

Please note, SCQF Level 11 is aimed at Health Care Professionals experienced in Respiratory management. It is an academic course and students are required to demonstrate critical thinking skills. The module is supported by online materials including discussion forums and reading activities. This course offers students an excellent opportunity to focus on key issues in asthma such as adherence and inhaler technique in addition to exploration of complexities such as difficulties with diagnosis and supporting self-management.

Normally at Masters (SCQF Level 11) at minimum, lower class honours degree in a health related or social care related subject is required. However, it is also possible for students without an honours degree to access the programme if they can demonstrate knowledge and skills at a level equivalent to that of a degree.

This module will enable students to ensure the timely and effective diagnosis and appropriate management of people presenting with respiratory symptoms.

This 6 month module offers a blended approach with eLearning supported by two face to face study days. Course commences online on 21st September 2020.

The two study days are:

Day 1 : 29th September 2020 

Day 2 : 26th January 2021

These will be held: Venue to be confirmed


Cancellation Notice:  Please be mindful that although this course is free for you to attend, the Scottish Government has funded your place from public resources.  We expect a high demand but are unlikely to be able to fill places at short notice.  Therefore, if you are unable to attend for any reason at all we would be very grateful if you could please let us know no later than 14 days before the event. We reserve the right to charge for late cancellations or non-attendance.

Funding and Eligibility:   This course is funded by the Scottish Government GPN Fund 2018-21, to sign up for this course you must be an active General Practice Nurse.  To ensure you are able to sign up please ensure your role on portal is 'Medical - Practice Nurse'.


Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

No Location Provided Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 AM-9:00 AM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

GPN CPD Connect Asthma Day 1 Aberdeen

Two Day Course: 22 September and 3 November 2020 (you will automatically be registered onto day 2)

To provide general practice nurses with the knowledge and skills to perform an annual review of asthma in primary care.


Cancellation Notice:  Please be mindful that although this course is free for you to attend, the Scottish Government has funded your place from public resources.  We expect a high demand but are unlikely to be able to fill places at short notice from busy General Practices.  Therefore, if you are unable to attend for any reason at all we would be very grateful if you could please let us know no later than 14 days before the event to avoid a £75 cancellation fee to cover committed venue and catering costs and to ensure we have the opportunity to try and fill your place. 


Funding and Eligibility:   This course is funded by the Scottish Government GPN Fund 2018-21, to sign up for this course you must be an active General Practice Nurse.  To ensure you are able to sign up please ensure your role on portal is 'Medical - Practice Nurse'.



Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Aberdeen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

CPD Connect: GP Level 3 Child Protection - 30th of September 2020

This course covers and fulfils some key level 3 competencies regarding child protection

Most care for children and young people is delivered outside the hospital setting. Safeguarding children and young people requires all general practitioners to be effective when dealing with child abuse. General Practitioners should recognise and respond to the needs of children and young people in special circumstances, through referral and joint working.

Please note, lunch will not be provided however please feel free to bring your own lunch.


Resource Type: Workshop

Aberdeen Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

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