Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode Han is joined by Vicky Vella.

With Vicky, we begin by speaking about the current work they do in order to support medical staff working with individuals with eating disorders, ranging from dietitians to nurses to obstetricians, and the role that they may play in eating disorder treatment.

We then discuss the new guidelines, MEED, which stands for Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders. The new guidance from the Royal College of Psychiatrists is based on the advice and recommendations of an Expert Working Group provides. It provides a comprehensive overview of the latest evidence associated with eating disorders, including highlighting the importance and role of healthcare professionals from right across the spectrum recognising their responsibilities in this area.

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