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Breaking Down the Barriers- Physical Health in Mental Health Settings
Mon 14 November 2016, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT
Managing Patients with Chronic Obstuctive Pulmonary Disease in a Mental Health Setting
Aims and Objectives
The aim of this module and training is to improve collaborative and effective management of patients with long-term conditions, specifically the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including smoking cessation, in mental health settings.
- To provide an awareness of the assessment and management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in mental health settings
- To understand the prevalence of smoking-related lung disease, particularly COPD, in the population, with an emphasis on patients with mental health needs and the vital importance of screening all new patients for COPD
- To inform about the spectrum of COPD and disability from this. (An audio-visual will be used to demonstrate a real life exacerbation and its risks.)
- To recognise and understand the need for all mental health patients with COPD to have a clear management plan for their condition, to include all treatments, including successful smoking cessation strategies, treatments for COPD and patient self-management
- To recognise and understand when urgent help is needed and how to seek formal advice and input from specialists with COPD patients who have mental health disorders
To be delivered by: Dr Rama Vancheeswaran, FRCP, PhD, Consultant Integrated Care Physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Venue: NELFT Simulation Centre, Hawkwell Court, 34 Colvin Gardens, Chingford, E4 6PF
Aimed at: Mental health professionals, Clinicians, Practionners, Student nurses, Doctors, GPs, Junior doctors, Nurses, Multi-disciplinary and Multi-speciality teams