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Critical Care advanced practitioner meeting

Developed by: UKCPA Critical Care Group


20, Sep 2019


Roben's Suite,
Guy’s Hospital,

£ Prices

Members: £130
Non-Members: £199

This event is sold out

RPS Accredited Training Provider


The critical care advanced practitioner meeting is a once-a-year opportunity for learning specifically relating to pharmacy issues within a critical care setting.   As well as an opportunity to learn, it’s a chance to network with your peers. As in previous years, we have a wide range of topics and speakers, updating knowledge and consolidating treatment approaches, as well as updates on research.   Hot topics include recent research into stress ulcer prophylaxis and fluids, antimicrobial dosing, and the management of both overdose patients and epileptic patients in critical care.  We also have a rare opportunity to pick the brains of some of our consultant pharmacists and ask them questions you’ve always wanted the answers too.  See you there.

The full event programme can be viewed here.

Target audience

Advanced practitioners in critical care pharmacy.


The aim of this masterclass is to update participants and further their knowledge in areas relevant to critical care pharmacy, meet new people and create discussion about treatment approaches.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the latest research around stress ulcer prophylaxis and its impact on practice.
  • Describe the latest research around nephrotoxic drugs and their outcomes relating to RRT and the use of data linking to further research.
  • Discuss considerations when using antimicrobials in the critically ill patient, including the use of continuous antibiotic infusions and dosing.
  • Describe the management of street drug overdoses in the ICU.
  • Describe the management of patients admitted to ICU with epilepsy.
  • Summarise the key risk factors for GI haemorrhage.
  • Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of treatment options for prevention of GI haemorrhage.
  • Discuss national or international guidelines that include the prevention or treatment of GI haemorrhage.
  • Summarise the key differences between different agents used for the management of acute seizures in a level 3 patient.
  • Discuss national or international guidelines that include the use of agents used for the management of acute seizures in a level 3 patient.
  • Summarise the differences between a broad range of agents used for the management of acute seizures in critically ill patients.
  • Outline the current concepts around management of acute seizures.
  • Outline monitoring parameters for anti-infective therapies.
  • Summarise the pathophysiological events leading to acute and chronic renal failure.
  • Describe and manage drug therapy that affects renal function.

Additional information

Peer discussion opportunities will be available at this event, which can also be used towards your CPD and portfolios. Advanced booking essential.

Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty and GPhC revalidation portfolios. The day will cover Core Advanced areas of knowledge.

This event has been financially supported by the pharmaceutical industry, including:

Note: The stand sponsors above have no input into the content of this event.  Promotional stands from these companies will be exhibited at this event.