CPD: 6 hours - APIL accredited
|09:00||Registration & refreshments|
|09.30||Medico-legal issues in Sepsis – a medical emergency, definitions, cause and prevalence of sepsis, diagnosis and treatment – the importance of early intervention, septic shock – why patients die, sepsis in pregnancy – causes and outcomes, sepsis management in ITU, common scenarios for sepsis.
Dr Rosie MacFadyen, Consultant in Critical Care, Western General Hospital
|10.10||Medico-legal issues in hip replacement surgery – consent and known risks, problems with prosthesis, loosening wrong size component, infection, device failure – focusing on the DePuy prosthesis.
Mr Graham Lawson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The New Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
|11.10||Medico-Legal issues in General Surgery - Laparoscopic versus open cholocystecomy – causes and outcomes of bile duct injury, common complications of gastrointestinal surgery– infection, bleeding and anastomotic leaks, delay in diagnosis of malignancy – the importance of early diagnosis.
Mr Mark Duxbury, Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic & General Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
|11.50||Panel discussion – topic to be confirmed
Ampersand Advocates & Medical speakers
|13.45||Medico-legal issues in Subarachnoid haemorrhage - the course of subarachnoid haemorrhage and the clinical symptoms, the consequences of failure to image or interpret the scans correctly, the consequences of failing to perform a lumbar puncture when indicated, the role of angiography, neurosurgical/neuro-interventional management.
Mr Fred Nath, Consultant Neurosurgeon, South Tees Hospital
|14.30||Delay in diagnosis of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia – signs and symptoms of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia, diagnostic testings, timelines for the use of IV antibiotics, consequences for the delay in diagnosis, condition and prognosis
Dr Nelly Ninis, Consultant Paediatrician, St Mary’s Hospital and Medical Advisor for Meningitis Research Trust
|15.10||Medico-Legal issues in Ophthalmology – Current controversies. Is loss of sight of one eye a disability? Sight loss malingering and what can go wrong with laser surgery.
Mr Robert Murray, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Head of Service, Borders General Hospital, Melrose & Chair of the Specialty Surgical Group for Ophthalmology
|16.10||Medico-legal issues in obstetric anaesthesia – consent issues, dural tap, nerve damage, general anaesthesia and anaesthetic awareness.
Dr David Levy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham University Hospitals
|16.40||Life happens every moment everyday not just when a crisis happens – an overview of being on the front line.
Maura Buchanan, Senior Nurse, Independent Adviser Nursing and Healthcare, Past President of the RCN (2006-2010)
|Closing remarks and finish 17.30|
Friday 11th September 2015