Evidence Based Prescribing

Non Medical Prescribing Update Training

1 day
(Up to 35 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 receive training materials and certificates of attendance.

The Course Aim
To enable participants to understand and take into account the evidence available in order to make safer prescribing decisions when prescribing for patients

Learning outcomes
By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:
• Validity of research
• Statistics
• Clinical significance
• Application of evidence to practice

Course content
• “Am I bovered?” – The context of Evidence Based Prescribing
• “Playing with numbers”:
• Understanding risk; absolute or relative?
• Number needed to what exactly?
• “Is there a p-interval after coffee?” – confused about statistics and their significance?!
• “DOO or POO, that is the question!”
• “The appliance of science”
• Is it clinically significant if it’s statistically significant?
• “FOCC that!” – essential questions for the critical mind

Putting it all together:
Your chance to put it all into practice with some real life papers!
Prior to the course attendees will need to have (skim-) looked and obtained the following papers:
1. The PROactive study, The Lancet, 2005, 366, 1279 - 1289
2. The ASCOT-BPLA study, The Lancet, 2005, 366, 895 - 906
3. The DREAM study, The Lancet, 2006, 368, 1096 - 1105
These papers should be brought with you to use on the day.

Trainer
Our trainer Jerome Durodie, is a clinical lecturer at Medway School of Pharmacy. He is a pharmacist and has community experience, both as manager, regular locum and was Prescribing Advisor at East Surrey PCT from 2000 - 2007. Jerome was subsequently Public Health Pharmacist in Surrey PCT, until 2008. He became a National Prescribing Centre therapeutics trainer in 2003.