How to Manage: Safe and effective prescribing for you and your team

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This is a one day How to Manage course exploring how to promote safe prescribing within paediatrics.

This course starts by recapping some basic pharmacology and why children are different. You will learn about the most frequent prescribing mistakes and their management. The aim of the course is to equip you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of practical prescribing, addressing in particular the areas of neonates, renal disease and pain management.

In the morning, you can choose between two sessions: one that covers risk management for the team and hospital; and the other concentrating on the assessment of prescribing during training with a focus on the START assessment. The former is aimed at senior paediatric trainees (who have taken the START assessment) and newly qualified consultants, who are competent in prescribing but wish to build and develop their confidence and competence in this area. This will include supporting those in difficulty and improving hospital systems. The latter session has been created for those in paediatric training and this will focus on the curriculum and assessments such as START. Finally, you will learn about the role of electronic prescribing now and in the future will be discussed.

It is highly recommended that you complete the RCPCH Paediatric Prescribing Principles e-learning in advance of attending this course, as sessions will be designed to build upon this core knowledge:


RCPCH members - consultants - £190
RCPCH members – trainees - £145
Non-RCPCH members - £220
SAS doctors, allied health professionals and nurses - £145

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