This course is only available to UNISON members.
Understanding Fluid & Electrolyte balance in Health Care
In this tutorial, the participants will have the opportunity to, (i) review the concept of fluid and electrolytes in the human body, (ii) understand how fluid and electrolyte homeostasis is maintained and (iii) recognise and effectively care for the person in whom fluid and electrolyte homeostasis is compromised. It is targeted at nurses, student nurses/midwives, health care assistants and paramedics but open to any member. Delivered by Wesley Sterling, Tutor to Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast. NMC Practice Educator
Tutor's organisation: ASCERT
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available. It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents
Supporting Union Reps
Although accountability is often perceived as being something to do with blame it is better defined as being able to account for one’s actions. However, a practitioner may also be responsible for the actions of another if care was delegated inappropriately.
This study day will examine the ways in which health care staff may be asked to justify their decisions. It will include discussion on maintaining good electronic and hard copy records, understanding Data Protection, Freedom of Information and policy.
The day will also orientate participants to NMC regulation and explain Fitness to Practice proceedings. It is targeted at nurses and midwives. It will be delivered by Dr Jane Wright who has a background in Nurse Education and currently advises and represents professionals who come to the attention of their professional regulator
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