From Baby Grows to Growing Babies

Non Medical Prescribing Update Training in Paediatrics

I day
Up to 40 delegates

This is in-house training – we come to your organisation and deliver to your staff on an agreed date at a venue chosen and arranged by you. All participants will be receive training materials and certificates of attendance.

The Course Aim
To update prescribers on the safety and efficacy issues facing the Non Medical Prescriber caring for neonates, babies and children and how to ensure appropriate prescribing.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:
• Legal and professional responsibilities when prescribing for neonates, babies and young people
• Pharmacokinetic and dynamic considerations • Licensed and un-licensed medicines
• Choosing the right formulation
• Factors affecting concordance (or is it compliance!)
• Treatment and consideration of common childhood ailments

Course content
• Discussing the issue of children being “Therapeutic Orphans”
• Exploring whether children’s medicine practice is really different from that of adults
• Understanding why efficacy and toxicity of medicines may be understood by their kinetic make up.
• What influences compliance with medicines throughout childhood?
• The ethics of creating licensed medicines for children; do we need them and where does it leave the prescriber?
• Current topical treatment issues, including pain fever, GORD, bronchiolitis, asthma (and other issues you may have)

Our trainer, Steve Tomlin, is a consultant pharmacist for children’s services at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the schools of pharmacy at London University and Kings College London University. As well as being a practicing clinical pharmacist he is the professional secretary of the Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG). He sits on many national and professional bodies, including working closely with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Department of Health, Children’s Hospices UK, Allergy UK and the NSPCC. He is an active national and international lecturer and researcher and currently is the lead clinical pharmacist for London, of the Medicines for Children Research Network.