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Environmental sustainability in Emergency Medicine

Environmental sustainability in Emergency Medicine

8 February 2022 | Virtual event | This event is RCEM accredited for CPD

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+ Event summary

The climate crisis is a health crisis. This study day takes an in-depth look at how climate change affects the health of patients in the emergency setting. We will then outline how the healthcare itself is contributing to global heating and the steps we can take in the ED to improve the environmental sustainability of emergency medicine.

Learning objectives

  • How the climate crisis impacts human health
  • What challenges emergency medicine will face with worsening climate change
  • The carbon footprint of healthcare and in particular emergency medicine
  • How to improve the environmental sustainability of our practice
  • How we can advocate for change on a larger scale

SLOs: 1, 2, 5, 11

GMC domains: 1, 2 and 4


Syllabus topics

Environmental emergencies

ENvC1 heat stroke and heat exhaustion

ENV C8 Bites and envenomations typical for the UK

IC& Malaria

MHC8 suicide

MHC7 stress disorders

RC1 Asthma

RP2 breathlessness

XC1 major incident management

NEP C1 acute kidney injury

Log-in instructions to join the live event will be sent to registered delegates the week of the event. Registered delegates will have access to content for 6 months after the live date.

+ Fees

RCEM Member: £75
RCEM Member nurses/students: £50
Non-member: £125
LMIC RCEM Member: £40
LMIC RCEM Nurse/Student Member: £20

+ Who should attend?

EM professionals and healthcare professionals at all levels.

+ Programme

The programme is now available to view online.

+ Contact us

If you have any questions about this event, please get in touch with us by emailing or calling 020 3931 0700.

+ Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions in their entirety before making your booking.

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