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First Critical Hours 2022

Interactive on-line lectures followed with case scenarios, discussion and Q&A

Catch-up with course playback for revison and reflection

We've included, in your fee, access to the webinar recordings for 60 days!

12 CPD Points

Attendees will be asked to evaluate each session and will be provided with a certificate upon completion This course provides 12 CPD credits

Fully interactive webinar

Access to the live webinar allows you to fully interact with our faculty and other delegates. There will be extensive Q&A opportunities as well as polling on cases throgh the talks.

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

Webinar fees

£345: Live access to the two-days + access to recordings for 60 days

Webinar Advisors

Professor Tim Harris

Professor Tim Harris

Tim Harris is qualified in intensive care medicine, emergency and pre-hospital medicine in Australia and the UK. He works in these specialties at the Royal London and Newham University Hospitals and London HEMS. He is academic lead for the London School of Emergency Medicine.

He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust and QMUL, London, UK. He trained in emergency medicine, pre-hospital care and intensive care medicine in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has also worked in Africa, India, various Pacific Islands and on a few cruise boats. Currently his roles include Research Lead, Department of Emergency Medicine at Barts Health & QMUL, CLRN Injuries and Emergencies Lead for North Thames region and Chair, London School of Emergency Medicine Academic Committee. He works in pre-hospital care at East Anglia Air Ambulance. His interests are focused ultrasound, resuscitation, point of care diagnosis, medical education and procedural sedation.

Dr Laura Hunter

Dr Laura Hunter

Dr Laura Hunter is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. She completed Emergency Medicine Higher Specialist Training in Merseyside Deanery, prior to her move to London in 2010. Special areas of interest include recreational drug toxicity, Inclusion Health and the development of Routine Blood Borne Virus screening within the Emergency Department.

The content

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the delegate will have:

Programme

TUESDAY 25 JANUARY 2022

09.30-17.15 (GMT)

09.00 – 09.30

Webinar opens for connections

09.30 – 09.45

Welcome and introduction [plus demo of the webinar platform]

Mr Luis Macchiavello & Mr Jack Hodson

09.45 – 10.30

Chest Pain in the Emergency Patient

Dr Laura Hunter, Consultant Emergency Medicine & Clinical Toxicology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

10.30 – 11.15

Tachyarrhythmia Presenting to the ED

Dr Matthew Ginks, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

11.15 – 11.45

Break

11.45 – 12.30

Respiratory Emergencies: Investigations, diagnostic and treatment strategies

Dr Pasupathy Sivasothy, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

12.30 – 13.15

Syncope Presenting to the ED

Professor Tim Harris

13.15 – 13.45

Lunch

13.45 – 14.45

Lactate in the ED

Professor Tim Harris

14.45 – 15.30

Acute Heart Failure at the ED

Dr Ceri Davies, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

15.30 – 15.45

Break

15.45 – 16.30

ENT presentations at the ED

(foreign bodies, trauma and difficult ear infections)

Consultant TBC

16.30 – 17.15

Frailty Syndromes in the Emergency Department

Dr Arjun Thaur, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

17.30

Close

WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY 2021

09.30-17.30 (GMT)

09.00 – 09.40

Webinar opens for connections

09.40 – 09.45

Welcome and introduction

Mr Luis Macchiavello

09.45 – 10.30

Diabetic Emergencies presenting at the ED

Asessment. Management and monitoring

Consultant TBC

10.30 – 11.15

Managing Trauma in the ED

Dr Michael Obiako, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Wales

11.15 – 11.45

Break

11.45 – 12.30

POCUS in the ED

Dr Michael Trauer, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 – 13.15

Toxicology and Drug Misuse

Dr Laura Hunter, Consultant inEmergency Medicine & Clinical Toxicology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

13.15 – 14.15

Lunch

14.15 – 15.00

Obstetric Emergencies including Resuscitative Hysterotomy

Dr Rocio Santamaria, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

15.00 – 15.45

Difficult Airway Management in the ED

Dr Kirsten MacDonald, Consultant in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Kent

15.45 – 16.00

Break

16.00 – 16.45

The vulnerable patient at the ED

Dr Georgina Blanco, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

16.45 – 17.30

Acute kidney/renal failure at the ED

Dr Marlies Ostermann, Consultant in Nephrology, St Thomas' Hospital, London

16.45

Close

Frequently asked questions

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the ‘chat’ facility and they will be put to the speakers.

YES! We shall ask for your evaluation of the faculty and organisation. Upon completing this, we shall send you a certificate of attendance by email.

COMMENTS from the first critical hours 2020

A course with interactive and passionate and engaging speakers.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Excellent coverage, topics all relevant to ED/Acute medicine.
ST in Emergency Medicine
• Definitely worth coming - practical discussions, clinical focus on difficult aspects.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Very broad recap/update and very relevant to my practice.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Relevant topics covering common pitfalls and good take home messages.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Good challenging update with presentations from experienced speakers.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Very well structured and organised course.
ST in Emergency Medicine
• I will look at CTs and more confidence in electrolyte abnormalities.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• This course will improve my confidence in dealing with acute problems at the ED.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Good quality presentations and good to have them on-line.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Well organised, time keeping excellent and thought-provoking lectures.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Topics well chosen - all relevant to day to day EM practice - evidence based medicine.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Useful talks and good up to date and well informed speakers.
ST in Emergency Medicine
I must say that I was very impressed, given current Coronavirus issues, at late notice sorted out online streaming of the conference that worked well. The organisers showed a good understanding of the situation. Well delivered and well done Infomed.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Great update and coverage of wide range of topics.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• ED focussed, case based and opportunity to ask questions -good.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Will improve my practice more confident and safe.
ST in Emergency Medicine
• Much improved future practice and changes to department.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• I will take this and reinforce departmental teaching.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Speakers were very good, entertaining, inspiring with a good ability to answer.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• Friendly atmosphere and speakers leading to a comfortable learning environment.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
• I gathered quite a few practice-changing learning points – happy.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine