Open Lecture – Assessing emergence from a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness

25 Jun 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Online open lecture

Join us for a an online open lecture on Assessing emergence from a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness: current opinion and practice in the UK by Amy Pundole, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist, RHN.

Providing appropriate stimulation and interaction is a key treatment objective for clinicians working with people who have a severe brain injury.

It can allow ongoing monitoring of responses, facilitate emerging communication and provide a role for families in the care of their loved one.

It is also a key area highlighted in the new Royal College of Physicians national clinical guidelines for prolonged disorders of consciousness.

This online open lecture will:

  • Explore the background and rationale for sensory stimulation in prolonged disorders of consciousness and severe neuro-disability
  • Consider sensory stimulation programmes within the context of assessment and treatment in this population
  • Highlight practical issues and showcase the RHN team’s development of a ward based controlled sensory environment
  • Discuss support for families around the provision of sensory stimulation and interaction

Suitable for any clinicians working with people who have severe brain injury and neuro-disability.

View the online open lecture here.

For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5140 or email