From: Fri 22 Nov, 2024
To:Fri 22 Nov, 2024


Heart Failure is on the increase, affecting over 900,000 people in the UK (RCN, 2022). It is pertinent to discuss the issues affecting our patient population, such as: when is the right time to discuss the use of devices? How should we involve the patient in making decisions? When, and how, do we rationalise medications? Join us to hear experts discuss these issues and more in what promises to be a stimulating and informative session

Location: Dorothy House Hospice

Educational Credits:

+ Venue

Dorothy House Hospice, Winsley, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2LE

+ Speakers

Confirmed speakers :

Prof Bee Wee Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Sobell House and Katharine House Hospice, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Associate Professor and Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University

Emma Stoppani, Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse and Independent Prescriber, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

I am a heart failure specialist nurse with a background spanning 13 years in the community setting. My journey began in Critical Care Units (CCU and ICU), working for 11 years in Oxford and Sydney where I honed my skills in managing acute conditions. However, my true passion lies in community heart failure nursing with a special interest in end-of-life (EOL) care, a field I have been drawn to throughout my career.

I am dedicated to empowering individuals with heart failure to live their remaining time on their terms, overcoming the challenges of navigating this unpredictable condition. I am actively working to enhance our services and facilitate this empowerment for patients.

Helen Foley, Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, Wiltshire Cardiac Centre

+ Course Aims

This course will enable you to reflect upon the current issues affecting patients and practitioners, consider issues of shared decision making, the use of devices and when/how to stop their use, and issues around medication