Critical Care training available online in January 2021

There is a growing demand for the rapid trining of critical care pharmacists, particularly those who are providing cover during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PDA are able to promote online training available from the not-for-profit UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA).

Mon 21st December 2020 The PDA

The UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) is meeting the growing demand for the rapid training of critical care pharmacists, particularly those who are providing cover during the COVID-19 pandemic and have announced details of their Critical Care Foundation Online Learning Course.

The UKCPA Critical Care Committee have been delivering face-to-face training for several years, but with class-based training suspended during the pandemic they have developed a course which can be delivered virtually.

The two-part course, to be delivered in January 2021, will provide expert-led presentations and interactive discussion of case studies to consolidate learning. Delegates will be given home study resources, will be assessed at the end of the course, and provided with a certificate of completion.

The course will cover the basic principles of shock, fluid balance, analgesia and sedation in the critically ill patient. The content will also cover strategies to deal with medication and device shortages in times of surge, using tools to review patients, and the assessment of renal function. The course will be delivered by senior and consultant critical care pharmacists.

The online course is also vital for pharmacists who are just starting out on critical care wards, providing cover during weekends or sickness or need a refresher on the basics of critical care pharmacy practice. More information on the online course can be found here.

The UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) is a not-for-profit member organisation for pharmacists, technicians and health care professionals who provide clinical pharmacy services to patients. UKCPA promote expert practice in medicines management and strive to foster and support excellence, leadership and partnership in clinical pharmacy practice in order for practitioners to provide outstanding patient care.

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