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Allergy in Practice for Healthcare Professionals - Block 1

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St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road

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SE1 7EH

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The Allergy in Practice course is designed to enhance knowledge and practical skills in the diagnosis and management of allergic disease. This course is targeted at those who have a basic understanding of allergic disease and may have attended single study days in the past, but are looking for a more comprehensive course to cover the core knowledge required for healthcare professionals working in allergy services.

Teaching methods will comprise six formal, taught study days, completion of the relevant sections of the BSACI competency document and completion of 37.5 hours of clinical practice in a relevant setting. Following successful completion of the course you will have an enhanced understanding of allergic disease, focusing on the application of this knowledge in clinical situations, to guide clinical decision making and practice.

The Allergy in Practice course was developed in response to suggestions from delegates who attended our stand-alone study days. Students who have competed the course have fed back that they feel more confident in recognising presentations of allergic disease and participating in discussions with their colleagues about the management of their patients. Students have particularly enjoyed the interactive case discussions and practical hands on sessions. We have had students from a variety of areas on our past courses including nurses and dietitians from paediatric and adult allergy services, research nurses and dietitians, GPs and pediatricians with an interest in allergy.

There is the option to add academic accreditation at level 6 or 7, as part of a Work Based Learning (WBL) module with Kings College London - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/study/qualified/Work-Based-Learning.aspx.

This course may benefit you if you would like to undertake a module in allergic disease as part of a degree or masters pathway.




Teaching Methods

Teaching will comprise a variety of methods; formal taught sessions, case based group discussions, practical demonstration of devices, treatments and techniques used in the diagnosis and management of a patient with allergic disease.

Students will be taught the practical skills of skin prick testing, adrenaline auto injector device administration, lung function testing and device, such as inhalers and nasal spray administration training. This training will be supplemented by completion of the BSACI competency document in clinical practice, over the duration of the course.

Students will be required to identify an educational supervisor. This supervisor will support them in practice and complete their competency document.




Programme

This course has three blocks attached to it, with two days teaching in each block. Each block is sold separately. Block 1 will take place over two consecutive days in September 2019, Block 2 will take place over two consecutive days in January 2020 and Block 3 will take place over three consecutive days in June 2020, where the student has the opportunity to choose their preferred two days. For a more detailed programme, visit the Allergy Academy website: http://www.allergyacademy.org/home


Block 1 - Day 1 - Introduction to Allergic Disease

Thursday 19th September 2019, Seminar room, 10th floor, North Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital

  • 09:00-10:00 - Welcome & Introduction
  • 10:00-11:00 - Epidemiology of Allergic Disease
  • 11:15-11:30 - Tea/Coffee
  • 11:30-13:00 - Basic Immunology of Allergy
  • 13:00-13:45 - Lunch
  • 13:45-14:45 - The Allergic March (Atopic Presentations)
  • 14:45-15:00 - Tea/Coffee
  • 15:00-16:30 - History Taking – The Cornerstone of Diagnosis
  • 16:30-16:35 - Close of meeting

Block 1 - Day 2 - Diagnosis of Allergic Disease

Friday 20th September 2019, South Wing committee room, Ground floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital

  • 09:00-09:45 - Psychological Impact of Allergic Disease
  • 09:45-11:00 - Diagnostic Techniques
  • 11:00-11:15 - Tea/Coffee
  • 11:15-12:30 - Practical Skin Prick Testing
  • 12:30-13:15 - Lunch
  • 13:15-14:00 - Oral Food Challenges
  • 14:00-15:30 - Practical Food Challenges
  • 15:30-15:45 - Tea/Coffee
  • 15:45-16:30 - Allergic Disease – the Patient's Experience
  • 16:30-16:35 - Summary and close of block one

Block 2 and Block 3 dates will be available shortly.




Delegate feedback

  • "I liked the use of case studies to illustrate concepts."
  • "Really helpful tips to take back to clinical practice."
  • "Block one was a consistently solid foundation to the course."
  • "The scenario based session was really good. I felt involved and able to use the knowledge gained in practice."
  • "Allergy can be complex. This course breaks it down allowing new practitioners to understand the basic."
  • "Am so much more confident answering questions about allergy, feel much more knowledgeable."
  • "Can now do skin prick testing, learning to take history, Adrenaline pen training and Allergen avoidance teaching."
  • "Fabulous, informative and practical!"
  • "Almost entirely changes my approach to all my allergy patients in GP."
  • "Practical - clinical - evidence-based."
  • "More confident in interpreting SPT/sIgEs."
  • "Now checking on asthma if patient has food allergies."



Fees and payment

You can pay for this event directly online by debit/credit card or by invoice. If you have selected the 'invoice' option, please follow the instructions below:

External instructions


Internal instructions (Evelina London/GSTT staff only)

  • Download a 'Cross Charge Form'
  • Complete the cross charge form (Your departments budget code number is required. Request from management)
  • Return form to EvelinaEducation@gstt.nhs.uk within within 3 working weeks prior to the course


Please note, candidates choosing the 'invoice option' will be reserved until the appropriate form is returned to Evelina London Education. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you do not return your completed form within within 3 working weeks prior to the event.




Course queries

Roisin Fitzsimons, Co-Head of the Nightingale Academy / Consultant Nurse

Email: Roisin.Fitzsimons@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7188 7188 ext. 52238


Booking queries

Jenna Heath, Evelina Education Team

Email: EvelinaEducation@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 07785994659




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Internal staff ticket information

This course has a fee attached to it. GSTT staff have the option to pay directly online or use the cross-charge form attached to this page. If using the cross-charge option, please select the 'invoice' option when purchasing your ticket. Please note, your place will be reserved until the cross-charge form has been completed and returned to Evelina Education. Please note, this option is at your manager’s discretion. Cross-charge forms must be completed by yourself and your manager confirming authorisation of transfer. Cross charge forms must be completed in full and returned to Evelina London Education in advance or entry will be denied.

External candidates ticket information

Externals have the option to pay directly online or use the booking agreement form attached to this page. When paying by invoice, please return the attached booking agreement with Purchase Order (PO) number to Evelina Education no less than 7 working days prior to the event. Booking agreement forms must be completed in full and returned to Evelina London Education in advance or entry will be denied.

Eligibility

Anyone found with the wrong ticket will be informed and redirected to the right ticket, (if available). The Evelina Education Team reserve the right to not admit anyone in possession of the wrong ticket.

Evelina London will not support visa or work permit applications to attend GSTT courses. All delegates must be eligible to attend courses and the Evelina Education Team reserve the right to not admit anyone who has not shown evidence of a valid visa, work permit and work ID.

Pre and Post-course Learning

Pre-course learning attached to an event must be completed prior to the day. Failure to meet this requirement will result in your removal from the course. Any post-course learning attached to an event must be completed in order to receive a certificate of attendance.



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