Jose's test course

Course information
Date
31 January
Level
Introductory
Locations
Online
Length and time
1
Course information
Date
31 January
Level
Introductory
Locations
Online
Length and time
1
About the course

Psychotropic medications are serious treatments for serious illnesses. Whilst often effective in the medically fit population, they frequently produce disappointing efficacy outcomes in the medically unwell.

Their use is also made more difficult by wide-ranging side effects which may complicate management or worsen symptoms or disease pathology of physical illnesses. Medical illnesses themselves may impact on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodymanics of psychiatric medications, with implications for their effectiveness and safe use.

The availability of information to guide the clinician through drug choice for these patients is limited; research trials frequently exclude the medically unwell, guidelines are written for those without comorbidity, and where policies do exist, they do not account for the multimorbidity frequently seen in real-world practice. Further, prescribing and management of psychotropic medicines in non-mental health specialist settings may be fraught with practical difficulties, including access to medication and experience with its use.

This course will discuss choice of antidepressant in patients with heart failure, including those with comorbid conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes. The evidence base for the safe and effective use of antidepressants in the cardiac patient will be discussed, as well as drug interactions, relative contraindications, and management of side effects.

Course programme

The course covers:

  • Roles & Responsibilities of Approved Clinicians, including practical aspects of becoming AC approved
  • Detention and Liberty
  • Returning to the community and Community Treatment Orders
  • Appeals/hearing procedures
  • Service user and carer experience, and advocates
  • Legal Updates
  • Interface with the Criminal Justice System
  • Mental Health law in specialist areas
  • Medico-legal case discussion and clinical vignettes

Introductory Approved Clinician course programme

Learning Objectives
Take a novel relational approach to assessing and managing at-risk patients Understand the delicate balance between risk and recovery using the Care Compass Understand the nuances of narrative and validity techniques in the assessment process
Examine unconscious biases that influence risk-related decision making (AWARE) Use a structured, multi-dimensional approach to risk formulation risk (DESPAIR) and documentation (NOTES) Learn safety planning using the SAFE: 1-2-7 Safety Conversation and build resilience through VALUES framework

Course schedule

31/01/2023
Target audience
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Research

We value research and knowledge-sharing and will continue to contribute to the literature base on mental health education, addressing important research questions in this exciting field.

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