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Allergy in Practice for Healthcare Professionals - Block 3

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Sherman Education Centre, 4th Floor, Southwark Wing,

Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond

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SE1 9RT

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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.


Course description

This course has three blocks attached to it with two days teaching in each block.

  • Block 1 (Sept 19) - Introduction to Allergic Disease (session 1) and Diagnosis of Allergic Disease (session 2), will take place over two consecutive days.
  • Block 2 (Jan 20) - Management of Allergic Disease (session 3) and (session 4) will take place over two consecutive days.
  • Block 3 (Jun 20) - Respiratory allergy (session 5), Allergy and skin (session 6) and Food allergy (session 7) will take place over three consecutive days.. Note: The student has the opportunity to choose their preferred two sessions or attend all three for an extra £100.00.


Block 3 programme

Session 5 - Respiratory allergy: Monday 22nd June 2020, Sherman lecture theatre 2, Guy's Hospital

  • 09:00-10:15 - Allergic rhinitis
  • 10:15-10:30 - Break
  • 10:30-12:00 - Asthma as an atopic condition
  • 12:00-12:45 - Lunch
  • 12:45-13:30 - Pharmacological management of respiratory allergy
  • 13:30-14:15 - Immunotherapy for the treatment of airway disease
  • 14:15-14:30 - Break
  • 14:30-16:30 - Practical management of respiratory illness
  • 16:30-17:00 - Work based learning - How to accredit the allergy in practice course so that it counts towards a higher education qualification.
  • 17:00-17:15 - Close


Session 6 - Allergy and skin: Tuesday 23rd June 2020, Sherman lecture theatre 2, Guy's Hospital

  • 09:00-10:00 - Urticaria
  • 10:00-10:15 - Break
  • 10:15-11:15 - Eczema/Atopic dermatitis
  • 11:15-12:30 - Eczema treatments – Practical session
  • 12:30-13:15 - Lunch
  • 13:15-14:00 - Drug allergy
  • 14:00-14:45 - Patch testing
  • 14:45-15:00 - Break
  • 15:00-15:30 - Venom allergy
  • 15:30-16:30 - Allergy prevention
  • 16:30-16:45 - Close


Session 7 - Food allergy: Wednesday 24th June 2020, Sherman centre, Studio, Guy's Hospital

  • 09:00-09:30 - Overview of food allergy
  • 09:30-10:30 - When is it gastro allergy?
  • 10:30-10:45 - Break
  • 10:45-12:00 - Exclusion diets
  • 12:00-12:45 - Lunch
  • 12:45-13:15 - Cows milk protein allergy management in infants
  • 13:15-13:45 - Dietary management of common food allergies in adults - FODMAP and PFS
  • 13:45-14:15 - How to promote tolerance to common food allergens
  • 14:15-14:30 - Break
  • 14:30-16:30 - Practical management of food allergy (workshops)
  • 16:30-16:45 - Close

For a more detailed programme, visit the Allergy Academy website: http://www.allergyacademy.org/home


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Please note, candidates choosing the invoice or cheque option will be reserved until the appropriate form or cheque is returned to Evelina London Education. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you do not return your completed form in full prior to the event.


Booking queries

Evelina Education Team

Email: EvelinaEducation@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 07785994659



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Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond

London

SE1 9RT

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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