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First Critical Hours 2020

Focusing on the clinical management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department

A revised programme building on feedback from faculty and delegates at previous updates

organised by Infomed Research and Training on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January 2020, at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY

Day one

  • Brain Attacks: The Way Forward
  • Chest Pain in the Emergency Patient Cohort
  • Electrolyte Emergencies: The Initial Response
  • Headaches
  • Syncope Presenting to the ED
  • Toxicology and Drugs Misuse

Day two

  • Tachyarrhythmias
  • Post Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Diagnostic Approach to Respiratory Emergencies
  • Acute Heart Failure at the ED
  • Shock in the ED
  • Medico Legal Update

Target audience

Aimed at Consultants, Registrars and Middle Grades in Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine and Specialist Physicians with an Acute Medical ‘take’.

CPD

12 CPD Points – Certificates of Attendance will be given

Full course programme

Course fee

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

Early bird rates
(if booking and paying on or
before
Fri 27 Sept 2019)

£450 (inc VAT) for the two days

Standard rates
(if booking and paying
after Fri 27 Sept 2019)

£515 (inc VAT) for the two days;

Highlights

  • Practical focus on the more difficult aspects of Emergency, Acute and General Medicine
    in the first critical hours.
  • A revised programme covering a range of relevant clinical topics selected on the basis of past delegates’ feedback and a survey of dozens of emergency/acute medicine practitioners/experts.
  • A new course format: every delegate attends every session, but the audience is divided into two groups, enabling greater discussion and interaction.
  • A Faculty of experienced specialists in their fields, from different hospitals in the UK, who can pass their expert knowledge to front-line clinicians.
  • Short interactive lectures followed by 30 minutes of case scenarios, discussion and Q&A.
  • Contributes to developing effective team management for doctors from a variety of backgrounds who are actively delivering emergency and acute care.

Learning outcomes for the series

By the end of the course, participants will have

  • a comprehensive understanding of current evidence-based best practice and emerging issues in a range of clinical areas highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of emergency and acute physicians;
  • greater confidence in his/her clinical practice; and
  • identified skills and knowledge gaps, if any, relevant to his/her practice, and clear ways by which these can be addressed.

Comments from delegates who attended the previous course:

  • A course with interactive and passionate and engaging speakers.
  • Excellent coverage, topics all relevant to ED/Acute medicine.
  • Definitely worth coming – practical discussions, clinical focus on difficult aspects.
  • Very broad recap/update and very relevant to my practice.
  • Relevant topics covering common pitfalls and good take home messages.
  • Separation into two groups and clinical case scenarios encouraged interaction and enabled better engagement with presenter.
  • Useful talks and good up to date and well informed speakers.
  • Great update and coverage of wide range of topics.
  • ED focussed, case based and opportunity to ask questions -good.
  • Good challenging update with presentations from experienced speakers.
  • Very well structured and organised course.
  • Will improve my practice more confident and safe.
  • Much improved future practice and changes to department.
  • I will look at CTs and more confidence in electrolyte abnormalities.
  • This course will improve my confidence in dealing with acute problems at the ED.
  • I will take this and reinforce departmental teaching.
  • Good quality presentations and good to have them on-line.
  • Speakers were very good, entertaining, inspiring with a good ability to answer.
  • Well organised, time keeping excellent and thought-provoking lectures.
  • Friendly atmosphere and speakers leading to a comfortable learning environment.
  • Topics well chosen – all relevant to day to day EM practice – evidence based medicine.
  • I gathered quite a few practice-changing learning points – happy.
Lectures, case scenarios, interaction, Q&A with all faculty members.