Learn With Nurses and the COMED group uncover how nurses, carers and other health professionals are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in community work, and how they can best protect themselves and patients
This informative session will educate medical professionals on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning and provide best practices for screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Participants will gain a better understanding of the risks associated with Carbon Monoxide, and how to stay safe in their own work as medical professionals. Don’t miss out on this important session – attend to learn how you can help protect your patients and yourself!
Key Points covered in this webinar;
– What is carbon monoxide and how is it a risk to health?
– So how widespread is carbon monoxide poisoning?
– How does it affect the medically vulnerable?
– How can nurses and other healthcare professionals ascertain whether common symptoms may be CO poisoning?
– What should healthcare professionals do if they suspect CO poisoning?
– So stopping CO at the source is key. How can sources be stopped from causing CO poisoning?
– In winter months, what should we be most cautious of?
– And what other preventative measures can healthcare professionals take?
Learn With Nurses Founder and Director
Michaela is a cardiovascular nurse specialist with a unique and varied experience across the NHS and beyond. She developed her passion from prevention over 25 years ago and has worked within it ever since. In 2016 she left public health after working in the field for 16 years and now focuses on 3 main areas, as a Founder of LWN, Associate in Nursing for C3 Collaborating for Health and Director at Smart Health Solutions.
She is the Chair of the Health Care Committee of Heart UK and an invited member of both the Nurses and The Guidelines and Information working party of the British Hypertension Society, elected member of the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Health Professional Education working party, on a variety of editorial boards and the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum. Being a Trustee at PoTS UK keeps her firmly rooted in the challenges patients face in living with life altering conditions.
Policy and Research Manager
Gaelan joined Policy Connect in August 2023 as Policy & Research Manager in Policy Connect’s Health team. Gaelan leads our work on carbon monoxide through the APPCOG and supports health and sustainability projects.
Gaelan previously led the UK office of a European public affairs agency specialising in healthcare, where he directed programmes across the healthcare policy space, from disease awareness and patient advocacy to therapeutic market access; and led a cross-party political health group.
Gaelan also has experience in social care, having been a support worker between university terms. He holds a BA in Natural Sciences and MSci in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge, where he undertook research projects on the role and politics of scientific knowledge in international action on nuclear research, disarmament, and climate change.
Beyond Policy Connect, Gaelan supports a community climate change advocacy group, volunteers locally, and enjoys running, team sports, and travelling.
At LWN we feel it is important to continue to deliver FREE webinars, especially during the current cost of living crisis and global disasters restricting attendees’ ability to continue their professional development in healthcare and medical education. The trainers volunteer to deliver webinars without payment however there are back-office costs that have to be covered. If you would like to donate towards the costs incurred in providing webinars to help LWN continue to offer free webinars, we would be delighted!
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