Venesection Study Day 2019

The Best of Best Practice in Venesection (6 hours CPD)

CPD accredited study day for venesection staff and team leaders
Friday 12 April 2019, Coventry

Haemochromatosis UK offered a second study day for venesection nurses, clinical nurse specialists, clinic leaders, healthcare assistants and others involved in the treatment and care of haemochromatosis patients.

This event built on our award winning work to improve venesection practice and provide much needed CPD for venesection teams, and our highly popular and successful 2018 study day

AVMA Patient Safety Learning Award 2018

The 2019 study day will gave attendees

  • an understanding of genetic haemochromatosis
  • insight into the specific needs of GH patients
  • understanding of the genetics of GH
  • opportunities to share best practice
  • opportunity to contribute to the development of accredited national best practice guidelines
  • access to GH medical experts for Q&A sessions
  • engagement with patient experts
  • “safe space” for discussion with colleagues away from ward environment and pressures

Delegates will received

  • 6 hours CPD certificate
  • Comprehensive event programme and access to presentations
  • Packs of hospital and patient information
  • Haemochromatosis textbook
  • Access to follow up discussions through GHANDI (online forum)

The event delegate fee also included

  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Full lunch
  • Plenty of time for interaction, free discussion and networking
  • High quality, modern conference venue
  • Further work on developing the venesection best practice guidelines that began at the 2018 event.

Programme for the day

09:00-09:30 Registration
With tea, coffee and networking opportunities
09:30-09:45 Welcome
David Head MBA
Chief Executive, Haemochromatosis UK
“Drivers for the development of VS protocols”
David introduced the day and set the context from the perspective of Haemochromatosis UK, a patient organisation representing iron overload (venesection) patients and their best interests.
09:45-10:15 Presentation
Yvonne Francis RN
Clinical Nurse Specialist (Vensection), Guys Hospital, London
“The development of national venesection guidelines and protocols: Phase II – The Best of Best Practice
At last year’s event, Yvonne and her team gathered a huge amount of information about clinical practice across the UK. During the afternoon, delegates had the opportunity to help distill this further, as we reviewed and discussed draft guidelines and protocols for the venesection process. Ultimately the results of the drafting will be submitted to the RCN with a view to securing accreditation as national guidelines, something which was very clearly identified as a serious omission in 2018. These sessions were not only learning opportunities, but a time to reflect on current practices and to think about “what good looks like”.
10:15-11.00 Presentation
Mrs
Gerri MortimoreĀ Pg Cert IPPE MSc BA
Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, University of Derby
“Patient experience of venesection: results from a small cohort study”
In recent months Gerri has been interviewing patients about their experience of the venesection process. In this session she outlined her findings and facilitated discussion about how they could or should impact on clinical practice.
11:00- 11.30 Refreshment Break
With tea, coffee, biscuits and networking opportunities
11:30-12:00 Presentation
Anita Matadeen
GCRB Registered Genetic Counsellor
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
“The genetic risks of iron overload: answering patients’ questions”
We know that patients’ concerns about genetics and risks to family members leads to numerous questions. Often these are raised in the venesection clinic. This session will helped delegates understand the basics around autosomal recessive inheritance, be able to confidently answer questions from patients and their families, and to know when to encourage family genetic screening.
12:00-12:45 The Fernau Lecture
Professor Edward (Ted) Fitzsimons
Consultant Haematologist, University of Glasgow
“The future for haemochromatosis patient pathways”
Professor Fitzsimons is a respected clinician and researcher. He co-authored the new clinical guidelines for the treatment of iron overload and is a medical adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Genetic Haemochromatosis. He will presented an overview of haemochromatosis and discussed how the 2018 clinical guidelines are being adopted and will improve patient pathways and outcomes.
12.45-13:45 Lunch
Seated lunch included plenty of time and space for discussion with colleagues, speakers and patients
13.50-14:40 Group Work Session 1 (Questions 1-5)
Facilitated by Yvonne Francis and Gerri Mortimore
Authors, New National Guidelines and Protocols for Venesection of Iron Overload Patients
“Critical assessment of the draft best practice document”
This was an exciting opportunity for delegates to contribute their expertise to the development of national guidelines before they are submitted for accreditation.
14:40-15:10 Refreshment Break
With tea, coffee, biscuits and networking opportunities
15:10-16:00 Group Work Session 2 (Questions 6-10)
Facilitated by Yvonne Francis and Gerri Mortimore
Authors, New National Guidelines and Protocols for Venesection of Iron Overload Patients
“Critical assessment of the draft best practice document”
This was an exciting opportunity for delegates to contribute their expertise to the development of national guidelines before they are submitted for accreditation.
16.00-16.15 The Venesection Quiz
Quizmaster TBC
A test of knowledge and learning
“It’s not who you know, it’s what you know”
This was a fun way to test knowledge, reflect on the day and enjoy a little bit of friendly competition.
16:15-16:30 Reconvene
David Head MBA
Chief Executive, Haemochromatosis UK
“Closing remarks and discussion”
This included few minutes to reflect on the main learning points of the day, David discussed the next steps in the accreditation and adoption of national VS protocols, and to contemplate content for a further study day in 2020

This event has now passed and all bookings are now closed.


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