Open Lecture – Assessing emergence from a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness
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.