The day brings pharmacists from the different specialities together to discuss issues that occur at the interface and where patients transfer between the different clinical settings. The focus will be on the clinical management of gastroenterology and hepatology patients who are critically ill. A wide variety of topics will be covered including acute liver failure, decompensated liver cirrhosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), GI haemorrhage, management of the complex GI patient and the patient journey from ITU to the ward.
This event has been designed for:
- Pharmacists specialising in critical care (core advanced to specialist level)
- Pharmacists practising at an advanced level with an interest in gastroenterology and hepatology disorders (core advanced to specialist level)
This event would also be a useful overview for those pharmacists who work in other specialist areas such as general medicine or surgery and commonly encounter gastroenterology/hepatology patients in their daily practice.
The aim of this day is to equip pharmacists with the required knowledge and skills to confidently optimise pharmaceutical care for gastroenterology and hepatology patients who are critically ill. Practitioners will be able to identify and discuss the main clinical issues affecting patient management in this area. A wide variety of topics will be covered including acute liver failure, decompensated liver cirrhosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), GI haemorrhage, management of the complex GI patient and the patient journey from ITU to the ward.
At the end of this masterclass, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the clinical management of critically ill gastroenterology and hepatology patients
- Describe the pathophysiology of acute liver failure and current treatment strategies including liver transplantation
- Describe non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and metabolic syndrome and discuss management strategies
- Discuss the management of the complex gastric bypass patient with nitrogen/urea metabolic mishandling
- Describe the management of the decompensated cirrhotic liver patient
- Describe the patient journey from ITU to the ward and describe the key pharmaceutical care issues when moving between these environments
- Discuss the management of gastric perforation
- Manage therapy for prophylaxis and treatment of GI haemorrhage
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 GPhC revalidation portfolio. The day will cover Core Advanced and Specialist areas of knowledge.