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Care of the Spinal Cord Injured Person (for Nurses and Carers)

Who can attend? This study day is suitable for Nursing Professionals and Carers who are involved in the care of Spinal Cord Injured Individuals in the Community.

Details: A one day study day for Nurses and Carers held at The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Sheffield. The day is intended to build on everyone’s current knowledge and skills. The aim of the day is to enable every participant to feel better equipped to meet the specific needs of someone who is paralysed. A resource book will be given to all participants as well as suggestions for further reading and further education/development opportunities.

Lectures and sessions include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Bladder and Bowel Management
  • Physiotherapy & Home Exercises
  • Skin Integrity/Surgical Management of Pressure Sores
  • Wheelchair Choice and Seating Issues
  • Living with Spinal Cord Injury - from the patients’ perspective

The course is held at the Northern General Hospital and will run from approximately 8.30am – 5pm. Confirmation of venue and start time will be sent by post to your address prior to the day.

Cost: The fee for the day is £50 for NHS Staff and £80 for Private Sector Staff. The fee is inclusive of lunch and drinks.

For more information about the course, or to request an application form, please contact:
Leanne.Dixon2@nhs.net
0114 271 5525


Bowel Care for SCI Individuals (for Nurses and Carers)

Do you work in the Community? Do you have patients with spinal cord injury (SCI)? Do you want to learn about Spinal Cord Injury Bowel care?

If so, this is the Study Day for you!

Who can attend? Nurses and Carers working in the community, with patients with spinal cord injury.

Details: A one day study day for Nurses and Carers working in the community, held at The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Sheffield. The aim of this study day is to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills which will enable them to provide safe and effective bowel care for Spinal Cord Injured Individuals. Attendees are expected to have a reasonable understanding of Spinal Cord Injury. This study day is provided for qualified Nurses and experienced Carers working in the community. If you work a working in a hospital setting and wish to know more about SCI bowel care, please contact the Liaison Nurses to discuss further.

It is advised that anyone who has little or no experience of SCI care attends the “Care of the Spinal Cord Injured Person" Study Day held at this Centre, or contacts the Liaison Nurses prior to attending using the details below.

The day will include:

  • SCI Bowel assessment and management
  • Digital stimulation and manual evacuation
  • Legal implications, scope of professional practice, consent.
  • Practical session using an anatomical model
  • Problem Solving
  • Minimising complications
  • Resources and guidance for cascade tuition and observational practice.

Cost: £80 for non NHS employees, £50 for NHS employees and free for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Staff.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact the Liaison Nurses:

L.Lewis@nhs.net
0114 271 5617

To request an application form, please contact:

Leanne.Dixon2@nhs.net
0114 271 5525


Spinal Cord Injuries In a Nutshell

Who can attend? Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

Details:   A two day course on ‘Therapy Management of Adults with Spinal Cord Injury’

Aims:

  • To give an overview of the therapy principles that contribute to the management of an adult with an acute spinal cord injury. The course will include an introduction to respiratory care and acute management, early rehabilitation, advice on complications and functional outcomes, posture and seating as well as an overview of long term management.
  • The course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff working in referring hospitals, the community or rehabilitation centres wishing to improve their knowledge of working with spinal cord injury patients.
  • Both days will have practical sessions including separate profession specific workshops

                 
Venue:    Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cost:        £190

For further information about the course, please contact:

Claire Trask, Lead Therapist. Tel: 0114 2715674

Jayne Binns -  Jayne.Binns1@nhs.net 0114 2712766


Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers

Who can attend? This day is aimed at Tissue Viability Nurses and Community Nurses with an interest in Tissue Viability, within the catchment area of The Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre i.e. Yorkshire, North and North-West England, East and West Midlands, and East Anglia.

Details: A one day study day held at the Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre. The day will include:

  • A&P overview session
  • A taught session from one of our Consultants about Surgical Repair of pressure ulcers
  • Pros and cons of surgical management vs conservative management
  • Exploring the patient experience
  • How to support a SCI individual with a pressure ulcer in the community

Cost: The fee for the day is £50 for NHS Staff and £80 for Private Sector Staff. The fee is inclusive of lunch and drinks.

Dates: This course is booked on an ‘on demand’ basis; a date will be arranged when there is sufficient demand.

For more information about the course, or to request an application form, please contact:
Leanne.Dixon2@nhs.net
0114 271 5525