Symposium on schizophrenia - Sheffield health and social care foundation trust

Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Advanced
Locations
Online
Length and time
9:00 - 17:00
Cost
£0.00
Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Advanced
Locations
Online
Length and time
9:00 - 17:00
Cost
£0.00
About the symposium

The Schizophrenia Symposium will be a one-day virtual workshop designed for healthcare professionals, with a primary focus on nursing staff, seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in treating individuals with schizophrenia. This interactive workshop will cover a range of topics, including the latest advancements in psychopharmacology and evidence-based nursing interventions for empowering patients. Additionally, it will explore the integration of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and evidence-based psychological interventions in daily practice to deliver holistic treatment approaches for individuals with schizophrenia. By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with comprehensive approaches to optimise patient outcomes.

This symposium is built upon the knowledge of the National Psychosis Unit (NPU) and will be delivered by NPU staff members.

Programme

Timestamp

Topic

Topics & Learning objectives

Facilitator

09:00-09:10

Arrival

09:10-09:30

Introductory session

Dr Aikaterini Dima

09:30-10:45

Advances in schizophrenia treatment

  • Describe the pharmacological treatment options for schizophrenia, including treatment-resistant
  • Identify key considerations in medication selection, including side effects and physical health concerns
  • Identify patients that may benefit from clozapine, and when this medication should be considered

Professor Fiona Gaughran

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Nursing interventions in schizophrenia

  • Describe effective strategies to empower patients with schizophrenia
  • Practice techniques and skills necessary to build therapeutic rapport with patients with schizophrenia
  • Describe the reasons for using and IM clozapine and the process for administration

Ms Madelaine Bridges, Dr Aikaterini Dima

12:30-13:15

Lunch

13:15-14:30

Role of occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy

  • Explain the importance of rehabilitation in schizophrenia
  • Describe the role and scope of OT and physiotherapy in mental illness and when/how patients may benefit
  • Compare and contrast best practices to encourage behavioural activation and engagement
  • Compare and contrast best practices to promote rehabilitation

Ms Henrietta Webb-Wilson, Ms Hope Anderson

14:30-14:45

Break

14:45-16:15

Psychological therapy in schizophrenia

  • Recognise the value of different psychotherapeutic interventions in the treatment of schizophrenia
  • Discuss and identify personal areas for improvement in interactions with the patient
  • Practice and implement psychotherapy-based techniques during patient interactions

Dr Alison Mulligan, Dr Anna-Elsa Hildebrand

16:15-16:30

Summary & Feedback

Dr Aikaterini Dima

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the available and upcoming pharmacological treatments for psychosis.
  • Build on pre-existing skills and identify how to optimize them for patients with psychosis.
  • Utilize skills from occupational therapy and physiotherapy in the treatment of people with psychosis, with a focus on rehabilitation techniques.
  • Apply skills from evidence-based psychological interventions in their interactions with patients with psychosis.

Course schedule

Course start date is passed
Target audience
Mental Health Nurse, Nurse, Allied Health Professional, Healthcare Assistant & Support Worker
Locations
Upcoming date
Length and time
Online
29/02/2024 09:00-17:00
8 hours
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