ADSHG Paramedic Training in Adrenal Crisis Management Our Paramedic Training Sessions Make our Paramedic Training Sessions for trusts and individuals in managing adrenal crisis part of your continuous professional development (CPD). Due to the COVID pandemic, we have moved our sessions online to Zoom. The sessions are an educational hour on Addison’s and adrenal insufficiency set in context with the JRCALC guidelines for emergency management. Each session is complemented by members’ own experiences, so alongside the theory you hear real life accounts from real people. Download our poster to share with your Ambulance Trust Who are these sessions for? Ambulance trusts looking to run CPD sessions for their teams Individual paramedics People studying to work in the emergency services Members of voluntary organisations that provide emergency services What do the sessions cover? Adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease - what are they and how likely emergency services teams are to encounter adrenal crises. An overview of adrenal crisis - why it's important to get early treatment right, how to spot it, and how to manage it. The ways patients can prevent and prepare for emergencies and how this could help you (an overview of various medic alerts, new NHS steroid emergency card and information patients might carry.) A chance to discuss experiences with and ask questions of people with adrenal insufficiency for real life perspectives. How long are the sessions? Approximately an hour, however we can tailor the sessions to suit attendees. When are the sessions running? We run regular sessions that individuals and small groups can book onto throughout the year, and we can also run bespoke sessions to suit trusts and larger groups. Contact us for more information about booking sessions Feedback If you have attended one of our training courses - please complete our feedback form to let us know what you thought, any more information we can provide you with and how we can improve. Complete our feedback form Background reading: Read more about the successful additions made to the JRCALC guidelines for adrenal crisis, thanks to work by the ADSHG and The Pituitary Foundation. Read our emergency page for our latest guidance on managing emergencies. Read our "Behind the Research" interview with Dr Sam Westall, about his work in Ambulance Alert Systems.