The Get Smart series are meetings for nurses designed by MS nurses, organised and funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK.
Held in June 2019, Get Smart 4 was an RCN-accredited meeting which covered a range of clinical and practical topics, combining lectures and workshops led by key experts and specialist nurses.
Watch selected highlights below.
Impact of relapse management on hospital admissions
Emily Whisker, an MS specialist nurse at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, discusses approaches to relapse management, and how they can have a positive impact on healthcare resource.
Pain in MS
Miranda Olding, an MS specialist nurse at the MS Therapy Centre at the University of Bedfordshire, provides an overview of the major types of pain in MS, and looks at the recommended pain relief options in MS.
Diet – what is it good for?
Catherine Washbrook-Davies, a community dietitian at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, discusses the link between diet and inflammatory response, and gives advice on how to make dietary changes to help patients manage their MS.
Patient education as an MS management tool
Rachel Wallbank, an occupational therapist at the Helen Durham Centre, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, discusses how patient education fits into a holistic model of MS care, and shares advice for patient education and self-management in MS.
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MS, multiple sclerosis; RCN, Royal College of Nursing.