Although Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the largest, preventable cause of lifelong neurodevelopmental problems, learning disabilities and behavioural difficulties, FASD largely remains a societal ‘blind spot’. This session will focus on what’s true and what’s new in terms of preventing, identifying and managing FASD.
Jane Cantrell and Kathy Duffy from NHS Education for Scotland set out the changes in the new NMC standards for undergraduate education and what that means for all registered staff who will be supervisors and assessors within the practice learning environment.
Back by popular demand, hear from the experts – a chance to truly understand the new universal credit system and its impact on individuals, families and communities in Scotland.
Ross Grieve (Thistle Foundation) will be joining us to take you through the principles and practice skills of Care and Support Planning. The workshop will help you to focus more on what matters to people (patients and colleagues), support more effective shared decision making and improve people’s ability to self -manage.
Christine Hancock and colleagues from C3 share their community engagement app (CHESS), which enables you to explore your neighbourhood looking at health and wellbeing e.g. food options, prominence of tobacco and alcohol, opportunities for physical activity indoors and outdoors, the condition of streets and public areas.
Happy people are less likely to suffer from stress related illness and low morale. Jo Bluett invites you to join a Laughter Workshop to boost both health and happiness. By improving confidence and reducing inhibitions we allow ourselves to reach out and participate in wider development – see for yourself!
Namaste Care is a sensory based program that integrates nursing care with meaningful activities to provide person centred, peaceful and relaxing experiences for patients with advanced dementia. ‘Namaste’ is a Hindu greeting which literally means to honour the spirit within. Jo Hockley, Lesley Wylie and Lorna Reid will share their experiences.
Dr Heather Bain (RGU) and Dr Caroline Dickson (QMU) will be sharing their vision for the future of postgraduate community nursing education. Drawing on their doctoral studies and extensive experience, they will present a way forward as the opening to a conversation with the session participants.
Cheating vulnerable adults has become an undesirable growth industry. Community-based nurses can play a crucial role in nipping potential financial abuse in the bud, as well as helping victims recover from the harm done to their health and wellbeing. Two leaders from the NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Service will focus on what to look out for and what to do when vulnerable adults are the target of scammers.
Jacqui Reilly and colleagues set out every registered practitioner’s mission to save the world from superbugs. Antimicrobial resistance is the greatest threat to the NHS and one we often forget, whether you are a prescriber or not, stewardship is all our responsibility!