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View Website → 21 May 09:00 - 17:00 - Virtual Event
RCEM CPD Approved

21 May 2024 | Virtual event | RCEM accredited for 5-CPD points

Improve long-term health whilst providing effective emergency care

Staff in emergency departments have an amazing opportunity to support people to reduce their medium and long-term risk of poor health and lead healthier lives. Evidence shows that whilst patients are waiting in the ED they are more receptive to advice about living healthy and well, be that not smoking, reducing alcohol, being physically active, eating well or avoiding recreational drugs. EDs see some of the most vulnerable people in society for whom a healthy life is often the hardest to achieve, but they also have the most to gain.

This study day will give delegates the knowledge and practical skills to support people in the emergency department to stay healthy and prevent future illness. By intervening staff can make an enormous difference to patient’s immediate and future health and help reduce the growing need for emergency care.

Delegates will hear from leading experts in behaviour change and see role-plays of how an intervention could be administered in practice. The role plays will be conducted with individuals with experience of addiction who can share their views on receiving these sorts of interventions.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the evidence base for preventive interventions in the emergency department.
  • Recognise the range of risk factors that could be addressed.
  • Learn how to deliver a rapid preventive intervention in the emergency department as well as the potential pit-falls.

SLOs covered: 9, 10, 11 and 12

Please note, registration for this event will close on Tuesday 21 May at 8:00.


21 May
09:00 - 17:00
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Clinical Specialty
Emergency Medicine
CPD Approval
RCEM CPD Approved