Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very important aspect of medical education and is often not taught specifically in either undergraduate or postgraduate courses. St George’s has one of the few TBI services in the country, and the TBI team have developed this one-day teaching course to focus on the clinical management of this patient group. A particular focus will be the inter-disciplinary team management and the entire MDT will be presenting during this teaching day.
Course Leader: Dr Colette Griffin
The course will cover: TBI presentations, and the common complications of the pathology, the importance of inter-disciplinary team working, and how the various allied healthcare professional members of the team integrate with the medical staff. We will also concentrate on important topics such as the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and the management of the acutely behaviourally disturbed patient. These are all critical to all healthcare professionals on a day to day basis.
It is hoped that learners who complete the course will be able to:
- Understand the way in which an MDT work together in an inter-disciplinary way.
- Understand the common presentations of a patient with a TBI.
- Understand the principles behind the treatment of the acutely agitated patient.
- Understand the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty clause, and why these are important patient safeguards.
This is a hybrid course and delegates can choose to attend face to face or online via MS Teams.
Target audience: Postgraduate clinical staff, including nurses, allied health professionals and medical staff.
Delegates will be provided a certificate of attendance and the course has been approved for 7 CPD credits by the Royal College of Physicians.