Masterclass: Addressing Cardiovascular Risks in People with Severe Mental Illness
Thursday 04th November 2021Virtual Event via Zoom
9.00am Registration/Login, 9.15am Welcome and 12.30pm Close
In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis on the physical health of people with severe mental illness as around three quarters of all deaths in this group of people are caused by physical illness. Cardiovascular disease is the commonest cause of death among people with severe mental illness and unlike the general population is not declining. Although there may be disease specific and treatment specific reasons why cardiovascular disease is more common in people with severe mental illness, the prevention of cardiovascular disease will rely on the systematic identification and management of traditional cardiovascular risk factors.
Led by Professor Richard Holt, the purpose of the course is to consider important Cardiovascular Risk factors and how these can be managed effectively in Mental Health settings. Obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia will all be addressed.
After attending this course, delegates will be able to:
- Discuss why cardiovascular disease is more common in people with severe mental illness
- Develop strategies in their own clinical settings to identify and manage cardiovascular risk in people with severe mental illness
- Understand the additional challenges of managing diabetes in people with severe mental illness