Established, 2004 in the UK
CPD accredited, online courses for doctors in all of the major specialties

First Critical Hours 2024

Stream this course using the on-demand catch-up service

Available from 2 February 2024

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DAY ONE

45 minutes

Chest Pain in the Emergency Patient

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Dr Laura Hunter

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

45 minutes

Respiratory Emergencies: Investigations, diagnostic and treatment strategies

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Dr Pasupathy Sivasothy

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

45 minutes

Tachyarrhythmia Presenting to the ED

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Dr Rohan Wijesurendra

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford , Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

45 minutes

Syncope Presenting to the ED

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Professor Tim Harris

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

45 minutes

Lactate in the ED plus cases

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Professor Tim Harris

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

45 minutes

Diabetic Emergencies presenting at the ED

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Dr Parizad Avari

Consultant Diabetologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London

45 minutes

Acute Heart Failure at the ED

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Dr Dan Bromage

Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

45 minutes

Frailty Syndromes in the Emergency Department

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Dr Grace Walker

Consultant in Geriatric and General Medicine, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

45 minutes

TIAs presenting at the ED

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Dr Graziella Quattrocchi

Consultant Neurologist, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

DAY TWO

45 minutes

Toxicology

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Dr Laura Hunter

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

45 minutes

Managing Trauma in the ED

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Dr Michael Obiako

Consultant Emergency Medicine, Wales

45 minutes

POCUS in the ED

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Dr Michael Trauer

Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

45 minutes

Sickle cell and the acute and emergency care of this patient group

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Dr Rachel Kesse-Adu

Consultant Haematologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

45 minutes

Obstetric Emergencies including Resuscitative Hysterotomy

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Dr Rocio Santamaria

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

45 minutes

Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department

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Dr Maja Gavrilovski

Emergency Medicine Consultant, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Pre-Hospital Care Consultant, Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance (KSS)

45 minutes

Managing Paediatric Emergencies by the Adult Clinician at the ED

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Dr Michelle Jacobs

Consultant and Clinical Lead in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital

45 minutes

Acute kidney/renal failure at the ED

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Dr Marlies Ostermann

Consultant in Nephrology, St Thomas' Hospital, London

45 minutes

Difficult Airway Management in the ED

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Dr Marcus Peck

Consultant Intensivist, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester

45 minutes

The vulnerable patient at the ED

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Dr Georgina Blanco

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Learning outcomes

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

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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.

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Professor Tim Harris

Tim was born in the UK but has spent around half his life overseas. He trained in Emergency Medicine and Intensive care medicine in Australia. He has 15 years experience in prehospital care in Australia (Victoria and Sydney Lifesaver) and UK (London HEMS and East Anglia Air Ambulance). His clinical career has been based around major trauma centres in Australia and the UK. He has worked in 43 hospitals in 11 countries and mixed training with travel for volunteer work in Africa, India and Samoa.

Tim has worked at Barts Health for 16 years and was appointed Professor Emergency Medicine at QMUL and BH in 2012. In 2018 he moved to Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar; one of the largest EDs in the world seeing 1800 patients each day. He is deputy chair and lead for academic affairs.

He divides his academic time between teaching and research. His main interests are resuscitation, ultrasound, airway, point of care testing and education. His research time is focussed facilitating and recruiting to large multicentre studies. He has published around 100 papers. His current main focus is leading the QMUL Emergency & Resuscitation MSc. He supervises the academic trainees and academic students in their research programs and runs the undergraduate and some of the post-graduate teaching programs for QMUL.

Faculty members

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Dr Parizad Avar

Consultant Diabetologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London

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Dr Georgina Blanco

Dr Georgina Blanco is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. She completed Emergency Medicine Higher Specialist Training in South London Deanery before undertaking a fellowship in Clinical Toxicology at St Thomas’ Hospital. Special areas of interest include vulnerable adult care, drug and alcohol presentations and youth violence reduction.

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Dr Dan Bromage

Dr Bromage is a Consultant Cardiologist at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London. His clinical interests include heart failure and inflammatory cardiomyopathies. His research focuses on manipulating inflammation after myocardial infarction to reduce progression to heart failure.

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Dr Maja Gavrilovski

Emergency Medicine Consultant, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Pre-Hospital Care Consultant, Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance (KSS)

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Dr Matthew Ginks

Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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Dr Michelle Jacobs

Michelle is an RCEM consultant with subspecialty accreditation in paediatric emergency medicine and works at Northwick Park hospital in Harrow, as the ED clinical lead for paediatric ED.

Her particular area of interest and focus for several years has been on the management of adolescents in the ED and beyond- delivery of developmentally appropriate healthcare for this often neglected) age group and working towards improving the experience and the care which we provide to them. On this topic she has researched, and published and spoken at many national meetings and events. I am a member of the RCEM Paeds emergency medicine professional advisory group and the RCPCH intercollegiate emergency standards committee to further this work.

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Dr Rachel Kesse-Adu

Dr Rachel Kesse-Adu FRCP, FRCPath qualified in Medicine from Imperial College School of Medicine in London in 2002 and specialised in haematology at the Kings College Hospital. She was appointed to her current consultant haematology post at Guy's and St Thomas' in 2012.

Rachel's research interests focus on the cardiovascular and urological complications of sickle cell anaemia. She is interested in postgraduate education and is the training program director for haematology specialist trainees on the London South Central rotation. She is one of the network leads for the south thames sickle cell and thalassaemia network and chair of the guideline writing group. She is clinical lead for the haemochromatosis service.

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Dr Alistair Lumb

Consultant Diabetes/AGM, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Michael Obiako

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Glamorgan Hospital - Cwm Taf University Health Board and Ultrasound Lead for the All Wales School of Emergency Medicine

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Dr Marlies Ostermann

Consultant in Nephrology, St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Dr Marcus Peck

Consultant Intensivist, Frimley Park Hospital

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Dr Rocio Santamaria

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

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Dr Pasupathy Sivasothy

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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Dr Michael Trauer

Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Grace Walker

Consultant in Geriatric and General Medicine, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

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Dr Rohan Wijesurendra

Dr Rohan Wijesurendra MB BChir MA (Cantab) DPhil (Oxon) MRCP FESC

Dr Rohan Wijesurendra studied medicine at Cambridge University with several prizes and scholarships including Distinctions in all parts of the Final MB and award of the George Peter Baker prize. He completed MRCP and higher specialist training in Cardiology in Oxford and was awarded a DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine from the University of Oxford in 2018.
Dr Wijesurendra works jointly as Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and as Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He undertakes a wide gamut of clinical work in cardiac rhythm management, including diagnostic electrophysiology, simple and complex ablation, and device implantation and extraction. His research interests focus on large-scale clinical trials and mechanistic imaging studies, particularly in atrial fibrillation.

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Attend live and have the on-demand catch-up service included:

Your booking includes 90 days of access to the course on-demand catch-up service which is made available one week after the live course concludes. This will allow you to catch-up on anything you may have missed, or, to watch something again for your own revision. Playback is unlimited during this time. 

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We will contact you by email one week before the course takes place with all the necessary links and joining information.

We will re-send the links the day before the course.

If you have not received an email from us please contact us at webinars@infomedltd.co.uk and we will respond ASAP.

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.

You can find your catch-up in your account page.

At the end of the catch-up page you will find a link to the feedback form, which will generate your CPD certificate when you submit your feedback.

If the catch-up is not visible in your account, please contact us and we will amend your account ASAP.

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of joining a meeting using Webex. If joining from your own computer If you are connecting from your own device then it is likely that you will be able to join via the Webex application. If joining from a trust/institution computer However, if you are using a computer that is owned and restricted by your trust, then you may find it easier to join via your web browser. Please see the second video for guidance on this process.

Joining Webex using the application on your PC or Mac

Joining Webex using your web browser

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of opening the PACS and then on to opening, manipulating, and closing a case. You are welcome to access our demo case set below
View demo cases here Password: INFOMED

Accessing the database and cases on PACS​

Advanced features of PACS​

When you connect to a course you should see some introductory slides and hear music.

If you cannot hear any music please check you are connected to the audio.

At the bottom of the webex meeting you may see a button that says "Connect to audio".

Click this and then select "Use computer for audio" in the pop-up box.

If you have connected by a browser you may need to give your browser access to your microphone in order to connect to the audio.

Click the padlock in the top left of your browser and make sure microphone access is allowed

If this does not resolve your issue please email us or call us on 0204 520 5081

To join an Infomed Online course you simply need an internet connection and a browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari).

You can also connect from a mobile device: Download the Webex Meetings app from your App Store.

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

Below you can use the tool to run an internet speed test.

You must test from:

  • -- the location that you intend the see the course from;
  • -- withing the location, if using Wi-Fi, the room or department area that you intend to view the course from to ensure a good signal
  • -- if connecting from home, a computer that is not connected to a workplace VPN

Internet Speed Test

Please test your connection speed at www.fast.com

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

 

Course fee

Catch-up version

£295 inc VAT

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