Locked-in Syndrome Study Day
Locked-in Syndrome is a rare and life-changing neurological state which leaves people with extremely limited physical movement but normal levels of awareness.
Treating this client group can be extremely challenging due to the complexity of physical, sensory, communicative and psychological aspects of the condition.
This study day is designed for all members of the neurological multi-disciplinary team and will cover:
• The neurology of Locked-in Syndrome
• Diagnosing patients and differentiating Locked-in Syndrome from other conditions with similar presentations
• Psychological aspects of Locked in Syndrome
• The use of assessments for cognition and communication
• Setting up communication systems
• Helping patients to access functional and leisure activities
• Managing physical symptoms to optimise comfort and function
• Examples of MDT working
• Research innovations in this field
A number of the speakers will be members of RHN’s highly specialist clinical team but we will also have two special guests:
Dr Richard Bennett – RHN resident with locked-in syndrome who is also a research scientist, DJ and blogger.
Dr Leandro Sanz – Research Scientist at the Coma Science Group, Liège, Belgium