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Prehabilitation: Principles & Practice for Supporting Patients to Get Fit for Surgery/Treatment. A HCUK Virtual Conference. 20th March 2024

This conference focuses on Prehabilitation – Principles and Practice, and will provide a practical guide to delivering an effective prehabilitation programme, ensuring patients are fit and optimised for surgery/treatment. Back

Prehabilitation Mar 2024

This is even more important in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns which have had a negative effect on many individual’s health and fitness levels, and currently high waiting lists could be used as preparation time to ensure the best outcomes.

The conference will look at preoperative/pre treatment optimisation of patients fitness and wellbeing through exercise, nutrition and psychological support.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver effective prehabilitation for surgery/treatment
  • Reflect on a patient lived experience to understand how to engage patients in prehab programmes
  • Learn from outstanding practice in implementing a prehabilitation programme
  • Embed virtual prehabilitation into your programme
  • Demonstrate a business case for prehabilitation and ensure prehab services continue through and beyond the pandemic
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the way we support patients to prepare themselves, physically and emotionally for surgery/treatment
  • Develop your skills in Behaviour Change and Motivational Interviewing
  • Learn from case studies
  • Understand how you can improve emotional and psychological support
  • Explore the role of prehabilitation in older people
  • Work with patients to improve nutrition
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Zoe Merchant
AHP Clinical Lead and Occupational Therapist
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Tony Collier BEM
Prehab4Cancer Patient Representative

Mark Johnston
Peri-Operative care for Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) lead; British Geriatric Society POPS Co-Chair
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Hugh Selsick
Consultant in Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry
Insomnia and Behavioural Sleep Medicine Clinic
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

A 20% discount is available to BADS members on all HCUK events with code HCUK20BADS.

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