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RCN Congress – Genetics in nursing practice

Staff from the NGEDC joined over 5000 nurses, educators and nursing students in Liverpool from April 21 – 25 for the 2013 RCN Congress – a key event in the UK’s nursing calendar.NGEDC workshop at RCN Congress

At the NGEDC stand, delegates were brought up to date with practical genomic and genetic information relevant to their day-to-day clinical role, through a series of  workshops.

The Introduction to genetics and genomics workshop identified where and how genetics and genomics are relevant to nursing practice and it illustrated where and how health professionals could support patients with or at risk of a genetic condition?

A workshop on Collecting and recording family history information introduced delegates to the knowledge and skills needed to take a family history to help answer key specific clinical questions.  The session illustrated  how to collect a systematic family history from a patient and how to interpret the information it contains.

Delegates described the sessions as “interesting and very informative”.