ACPIC 2021: The effects of a leaflet-based intervention, ‘Hypos can strike twice’, on recurrent hypoglycaemic attendances’


The ACP International Conference provides an unmatched opportunity for our members to learn from experts and leaders in paramedicine. ACPIC 2021 was delivered as a hybrid conference (online and face to face in the Sunshine Coast, QLD and Hobart, TAS) in November 2021.

A leaflet-based intervention, 'Hypos can strike twice', was conducted in the UK by the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to prevent ambulance attendances for recurrent hypoglycaemic episodes.

This was a stepped wedge design study and its results showed that informative leaflets can have a positive effect on reducing the number of repeat ambulance attendances for hypoglycaemic episodes. The leaflet was considered useful for both patients and staff proving the importance of patient education when managing hypoglycaemia.

Biography: Dr Vanessa Botan

Vanessa is a post-doctoral researcher, working as a medical statistician for the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), at the University of Lincoln, UK. Her background is multidisciplinary and diverse. She holds a PhD in psychology and has developed expertise in statistical data analysis and research methods across various fields including biomedical sciences, neuroscience, and psychology. Her ongoing academic interests include medical statistics and intervention-based research.

Session moderator: Linda Ross

Presented by Dr Vanessa Botan



20 minutes
28th Feb 2022
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