Dates & time: 18.00-20:30

Webinar 1: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Webinar 2: Wednesday 3 June 2020

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Fee [£0.00]

This popular Infomed series is provided for you free of charge. It is all done for the NHS. Whilst lecturers provide their time and efforts free, Infomed does not charge for the organisation of the sessions, use of the streaming platform and management/running of the live-streaming sessions. Nevertheless, in the no distant future, when government business loans/grants run out, Informed will start charging a nominal fee in order to get the company back to a sound financial viability and ensure its sustainability.

Who should attend

All doctors working in ITU, Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine

Clinicians working in the medical setting with an interest in the clinical aspects of COVID-19.

You must register to attend, however, you can sign up and be notifed of access to each webinar.
You can attend as many or as little as you wish.

ABOUT THE WEBINARs

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a rapidly increasing demand for intensive care provision, this is resulting in critical care units experiencing an extraordinary surge in the number of patients requiring treatment, especially ventilation. This has been placing great demand on treatments, ventilation, bed capacity, etc.  As the number of critically ill patients increases, critical care units UK wide have been working hard in stabilising large numbers of acutely unwell patients.

By tackling the virus, Critical Care units and Emergency Medicine are going through a challenging rapid learning curve and a huge volume of changes in practice meaning that clinical staff are having to adapt to continuous variations.  Intensivists and anaesthetists are required to treat Covid-19 patients with  an evolving number of medical complications.

This Webinar will address issues related to the critical care response to Covid-19.  It will also explore into the requirements for building a surge capacity and the clinical and operational future of Intensive Care.

The COVID-19 Critical care webinar series is free to access.

Programme Director

Dr Mamoun Abu-Habsa

Dr Mamoun Abu-Habsa

A Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Trauma, Mamoun is an operational physician on the reputable Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in South East England (KSS). His training spanned London and Oxford Universities as well as North America. Remarkably, Mamoun completed training in Surgery, Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine prior to commencing his current role. He has considerable experience collaborating with statutory agencies at mass crowd events and during the London Olympics he was the Consultant designated for treating elite athletes and VIPs at the renowned Royal London Hospital. An inventor, author of multiple scientific papers and international speaker, he was honoured in 2012 with a Diamond Jubilee medal by HM Queen Elizabeth (II) for several years of service to the UK Emergency Services. His current professional/academic interests include retrieval and repatriation of high risk critically ill patients, field sonography as a triage tool and extra-corporeal support.

Programme

WEBINAR ONE

Wednesday 20 May 2020

18.00-20.30 (GMT+1)

18:00 – 18:40 [Inc. Q&A]

Critical Care response, surge capacity and building a transport capacity

Dr Mamoun Abu-Habsa, Consultant in Critical Care & Emergency Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust

  • Rapid capacity building in the ED
  • The profile of Covid patients
  • Reconfiguration of ITU
  • Critical care transport
  • PPE – what is the evidence
  • The role of testing and the necessary considerations
  • The lessons for the future
  • Resource allocation to ensure capacity for a surge or second pandemic

18:40 – 19:20 [Inc. Q&A]

Management of the Intubated Covid Patient in Critical Care including Cardiogenic Shock

Dr Ben Singer, Consultant in Critical Care, ECMO, Anaesthetics and Pre-hospital Care, Barts Health and London's Air Ambulance

Dr Hazem Lashin, Consultant in Critical Care, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

  • When and how best to intubate the Covid patient
  • Managing the Intubated Covid Patient
  • Cardiogenic shock in the Covid Patient
  • Echocardiography in the Covid patient including examples
  • Cardiac extracorporeal support in the Covid Patient

19:20 – 20:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Optimal ventilation strategies

Dr Peter Sheeren, Consultant in Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

  • Role of CPAP and proning at respiratory ward to avoid intubation and ITU admission
  • Complex respiratory failure and invasive ventilation
  • Use of ventilation and drugs
  • Advance respiratory failure
  • ARDS in COVID-19 patients who are mechanically ventilated.
  • Early proning, ventilators and drugs availability
  • Weaning, extubation and/or trachesotomy (and timing?)

20:00 – 20:10

Final questions and close

WEBINAR TWO

Wednesday 3 June 2020

18.00-20.30 (GMT+1)

18:00 – 18:40 [Inc. Q&A]

Lung Ultrasound findings in patient with Covid 19 at the ICU

Dr Andrew Walden, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

18:40 – 19:20 [Inc. Q&A]

Intensive Aftercare after Intensive Care

Dr Carl Waldman, Immediate Past Dean of FICS, Consultant in ICM and Anaesthesia, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

19:20 – 20:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Nephrology Issues and Covid 19

Dr Marlies Ostermann, Consultant in Nephrology and Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

  • The renal patient
  • Key underlying renal conditions before reaching ICU
  • When in ICU tests, care, dialysis and implications
  • After leaving ICU, side effects, dialysis and future care

20:00 – 20:10

Final questions and close

Faculty members

Dr Ben Singer

Dr Ben Singer

Consultant in Critical Care, ECMO, Anaesthetics and Pre-hospital Care, Barts Health and London's Air Ambulance

Dr Hazem Lashin

Dr Hazem Lashin

Consultant in Critical Care, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

Dr Peter Sheeren

Dr Peter Sheeren

Consultant in Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Andrew Walden

Dr Andrew Walden

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Dr Carl Waldman

Dr Carl Waldman

Consultant in ICM and Anaesthesia, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Dr Marlies Ostermann

Dr Marlies Ostermann

Consultant in Nephrology and Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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 previous radiology and ITU Webinars

Some positive things come out of the current COVID crisis
Consultant Intensivist
Good content, short lecture format, remote access, great!
Consultant Anaesthetist
I think the online streaming format really works, it should bring costs down, more environmentally friendly...should be used more often now.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Good of Infomed in developing this on-line teaching format so quickly, I guess this may be the future.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent interactive course with new on line option that worked very well
Consultant Radiologist
Speakers, topics, timekeeping, helpful organiser and content all very good.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent - the streaming service was excellent in audio and video. There was no lag between the delivery and the AV content.
Consultant Radiologist
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 Radiologist
Great day, did well above expectation given the existing Covid-19 pandemic and the unexpected online streaming
Consultant Radiologist

COMMENTS from the previous mental health WEBINAR SERIES in April 2020

Below is just 10% of all the positive feedback received!

  • Very informative; concise/bullet points presentation and good time keeping
  • Concise , time keeping aspect and introduction and delivery of questions by the facilitator
  • Varied nature of topics, excellent speakers ,good timekeeping
  • Wide areas of interest; good presentation and audience interaction.
  • Important topics; wide coverage pertaining to day to day practice - very practically focused : essentials covered
  • Good to have knowledgeable presenters who were up to date with most recent COVID studies
  • 1) range of topics 2) expertise and quality of the speakers
  • I could attend it from my home; every one has similar questions as me; the information is very little and we are dealing with unknown
  • 1. Excellence. 2. Enthusiasm. 3 Relevance during this restricted time.
  • I could attend from home, hearing specialists speak, it was free!!!
  • Range and expertise of the speakers. Well organised. Very well thought out with respect to what is needed at this time.
  • I really enjoyed the panelists taking questions; I really enjoyed how smoothly the webinar has been run; all the panellists gave valuable information
  • All presentations clinically relevant. High standard of information
  • Good mix of quality information in a short time frame.
  • Time keeping , facilitation and organisation as a whole
  • I have already recommended this course to many colleagues.
  • Good impact . Will help me to think more and act more proactively if by any means I come across a patient with COVID-19 . Good applications in order areas of practice as well.