Pan London Major Trauma Therapists Development Framework

Each network has local orientation and training opportunities for therapists working with major trauma patients. The Pan London rehabilitation education group has also devised a simple framework to guide therapists who may be new to the field of trauma care, in their development of trauma-related knowledge and skills.

This development framework is suggested for therapists working with patients in a major trauma system setting:

Download the framework

The BSRM adapted Pan London Rehabilitation Group Domains for Major Trauma Therapists

This document was reconfigured for use by major trauma therapists as part of their ongoing development. The domains cover: Knowledge, Skills and Performance; Safety and Quality; and Communication, Partnership and Teamwork.

Download Domains for Major Trauma Therapists

 

Rehabilitation and Function post Trauma Short Course (RaFT course)

Rehabilitation and function post Trauma three-day short course is aimed at AHPs working with trauma patients in an MTC, TU or community setting.

This programme was developed by the pan London Trauma Rehabilitation group and is delivered by the London Trauma School https://www.londontraumaschool.com/

Course content

  • Day 1 - Trauma systems, networks, national audits and governance. Management of poly trauma and the implication on rehabilitation assessment, pathways, multi team and agency working.
  • Day 2 - Psychological Implications of trauma rehabilitation and the physiology of healing following major trauma.
  • Day 3 - After trauma recovery and return to meaningful activity and the future of major trauma systems, research and evaluation for improvement
 
 

Other useful courses and training links for therapists working in Major Trauma

Spinal Injuries Association

Management of Spinal Cord Injuries

Respiratory Information for SCI (conferences and training)

RNOH Stanmore 

St Georges ‘The Nuts and bolts of rehabilitation after external fixation’ Contact: Therapies.Courses@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Vestibular training for therapists

Communication disabilities 

Self-management after Brain Injury

Trauma rehabilitation conference 

Queen Marys Hospital Roehampton amputation training

A 4 day course is usually run in the Spring – April/May, and a 2 day course is run in October.

The 4 day course. This comprehensive course is designed for therapists and nurses who are working with amputees on a regular basis. The course covers post-operative care,pain management, pre-prosthetic management, prosthetic considerations for all levels; aims of gait re-education and gait training. There are several practical sessions to assess and interact with amputees. There is the opportunity to participate in the full 4 days of the course or just selected individual days. Cost £400

The 2 day course. This course is designed for therapists and nurses as an introduction to the care of the lower limb amputee, predominantly the dysvascular/diabetic amputee. Areas covered will include: post-operative care, prosthetic considerations for each level; aims of gait re-education. There will be opportunities to interact with amputees. Cost £200. Contact: Sarah.smith2@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Stress management and psychological care

There are many good courses available for personal stress management through websites such as Breathworks ; Headspace, Action for Happiness and Mindfulness UK

 

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