Physical Healthcare Needs of the Person with a Mental Illness - for Registered Nurses

 

Purpose

To increase the knowledge and skills of the registered nurse with regard to the physical health care needs of service users with a mental illness.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on the evidence regarding medical co-morbidity in people with a mental illness.
  • Develop an understanding of the main risk factors for poor physical health and increased risk of mortality in this client group including the prescription of antipsychotic medication.
  • Recognise and understand the key signs and symptoms of common physical health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, acute toxic confusional states and delirium.
  • Explore evidenced based lifestyle advice regarding recommendations for dietary intake and physical activity levels to optimise good physical health in this client group.
  • Explore avenues of support for people with mental illness in the management of long term chronic physical conditions.

Audience

Registered Nurses

Method

Lecture and discussion

Cost

£105.00

Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.




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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Wednesday 5 December 2018
(9.30 - 5.00)
CEC - Antrim Mary McMenamin
Paul Canning
Kylie Steinberg
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019
(9.30 - 4.30)
CEC - Altnagelvin Martina Meenan
Mary McMenamin
Briege Bradley