“Contemporary Care of People with Bleeding Disorders” is a three-day residential training course that provides education in modern haemophilia care for all members of the multidisciplinary care team, with a principal focus on nurses and physiotherapists practising in the UK and Europe.

The course has been developed by the HNA’s education subcommittee, which comprises Kate Khair, Debra Pollard, Susan Hook and Cathy Harrison. It supersedes the university-based Essentials (Canterbury) and Advancing (Sheffield) courses, which the HNA are no longer supporting.

The new course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s haemophilia care professionals and to be consistent with the HNA’s nurse competency framework. It is open to those with a minimum of 6 months’ experience in haemophilia who are employed in a role principally focusing on direct haemophilia care. Each course takes a maximum of 20 participants.

“Contemporary Care of People with Bleeding Disorders” is offered as a three-day residential training course. It runs each year in October. The 2016 course is to be held at Halifax Hall in Sheffield from 2-5 October 2016.

Course content covers:

  • Introduction to bleeding disorders
  • Communication
  • Genetics
  • Care delivery
  • Musculoskeletal care
  • Evidence-based practice

Teaching will be delivered by members of the education committee – Kate, Debra, Susan and Cathy – supplemented by external experts, using a combination of teaching methods: formal presentations, small group working, practical workshops, journal clubs and debates. In addition, participants will be expected to complete several items of pre-course work, and during the course will generate work for presentation to a wider audience. A certificate of attendance stating the number of taught hours is issued once all required course work has been submitted and assessed.

Haemnet will manage the course. There will be a charge of £1100 to those who wish to participate.

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