Tue, 03 Mar | Lymphoedema Training Academy

Red Flags, Stafford

Learn the cardinal signs and flags for many presentations in clinic. From sepsis to headaches, back pain, neural and much more.
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Red Flags, Stafford

Time & Location

03 Mar 2020, 09:30 – 17:30
Lymphoedema Training Academy, Barn 2B South Courtyard, Dunston Business Village, Dunston, Stafford ST18 9AB, UK

About the Event

Red Flag Training.

Mainstream Medicine, Complementary Therapists and the Interface Potential.

The NHS continues to have demand and capacity issues. Many NHS patients use complementary therapies and complementary therapists could, with suitable training, be integrated into mainstream NHS pathways of care to the benefit of patients / clients. There is a change in the dialogue between allopathic medicine and complementary approaches. There is a clear request for therapists to have skills in "reasonable reognition"  of signs and symptoms and be able to report these effciently and professionally. This course aims to create improved confidence in the following areas: 

  • Safety 
  • Communication 
  • Effectiveness 

Overview of the Red Flags Day. Improving client safety.

  • Understanding anatomy of dermatomes and myotomes
  • 2 min MSK examination
  • Introduction using red flags for back pain.
  • Identifying red flags
  • Communicating your findings professionally to your GP.

Overview of Red flags for.

  • Sepsis
  • Neck ache
  • Headache
  • Mental Health
  • GI symptoms
  • The older person
  • Skin problems

Overview of Lifestyle changes for.

  • Sleep
  • Healthy nutrition and Biome
  • Activity and relaxation balance
  • Examples of modules delivered by our team of consultants, nurses and doctors will over 2019-2023.
  • Red and Yellow Flags. Writing effective letters to GPs’
  • Learning the narrative of the NHS
  • NHS Governance
  • Motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Pacing and pain management tools
  • Sleep
  • Infection control.

Yellow Flag Training. Day Two.

Yellow flags - How to improve your efficacy / client outcomes as a therapist

  • Identifying barriers to rehabilitation
  • Introducing change with client using motivational interviewing
  • Helping clients self-monitor and recording progress using an “n of 1” model
  • Assessment skills in the consultation ( active listening )

Incorporating useful tools.

  • Grief / loss model.
  • Crisis model
  • Compassion focused therapy
  • Using the “focus wheel”.

Course will be accompanied by a work book and a resource book ( hard copy and electronic ).

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