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Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management

This highly popular two-day course teaches the essential clinical skills for assessing and managing patients presenting with spinal conditions in the emergency, outpatients and surgical inpatients departments.

Through a series of practical workshops, lectures and discussions, you will cover spinal pain and spinal injuries, including application of the Halo head ring, plus complications and how to avoid them.

 
  • £369.00
  • 2 days
  • 12.00 CPD Points
£369.00
2 days
12.00 CPD Points

Suitability

Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management is designed for trainees in orthopaedics, neurosurgery and emergency medicine, and is suitable for: CT2 and ST3-4.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the core principles of spinal surgery and perioperative management
  • Safely handle a patient with potential spinal injury
  • Manage a physiologically compromised spinal patient
  • Apply the Halo head ring
  • Carry out case reviews using mini-CEX for spinal and neurological examination
  • Review the methods used to assess in-patients with an injured or painful spine
  • Demonstrate a range of practical techniques used in spinal surgery in case based discussions

Format

This course combines practical workshops with case based discussions, lectures and demonstrations by expert faculty.

There are also several mini-CEXs throughout the course, giving you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge.
 

Additional Information

Course content

You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:

Day one - the injured spine module

  • Spinal compromise (previously cord and root compromise)
  • Handling of the patient with potential spinal injury practical sessions
  • Application of Halo head ring/tongs
  • Log rolls and spinal boards - complications and how to avoid them/cervical collars
  • Handling the spinal injured patient in the OR (TSTT)
  • Spinal and neurological assessment 
  • Imaging and stability in spinal injury

Day two - the painful spine module

  • Cervical spine practical
  • Spinal history (including red and yellow flags) and examination in children
  • Care of the spinal patient with neurological compromise
  • Principles of spinal surgery and perioperative management

Take a look at a sample Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management programme.

10% discount on this course for RCS members

Members, Fellows and Associates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at our Education Centre in London.

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking. 

Find out more about joining today.

Booking Options

There are currently no dates available for this course. Please register your interest and we will email you when the next dates are announced.

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