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


10 March 2021



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


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


The recording of this webinar is currently unavailable.

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