Early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis and the use of the new Steroid Emergency Card

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 10 March 2021Location Online

An overview of the causes and management of adrenal insufficiency and potential crisis, including the use of steroids with COVID-19

Date

10 March 2021

Location

Online

About the event

In this webinar, Dr Helen Simpson and David Erskine will outline the background to the Steroid Emergency Card initiative, the development of the card, and what it means for healthcare professionals and patients.

Why it’s important

A new Steroid Emergency Card was released in 2020 to support the early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis in adults

What was covered

The learning outcomes from this event were:

  • Clinical Cases
  • Endocrine physiology
  • Causes of adrenal insufficiency
  • Causes and management of adrenal crisis
  • Sick Day Rules
  • Steroid safety work
  • Guidance on Exogenous Steroids and risk of adrenal insufficiency

Speakers

A range of speakers ran this event from SPS and other organisations

SPS speakers

The SPS presenter was David Erskine and you can read more about David by following the link.

Non-SPS speakers

We were joined by:

Dr Helen Simpson

Consultant Endocrinologist
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Recording

Access the recording of the webinar

Presentation resources

Slides from the presentation are now available below

Contact us

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