SMART Assessor Training
Five day training course for health professionals wishing to become accredited SMART assessors.
The SMART (Sensory Modality & Rehabilitation Technique) is a standardised tool specially designed for the assessment of patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC), as recommended in the Royal College of Physicians Guidelines 2013.
This five-day course is designed for senior neurological clinicians (AHPs, clinical psychologists, nurses, and doctors) as a first step to gaining their accreditation as SMART assessors. The intensive course enables delegates to develop both the skills and knowledge to be competent in the observation and assessment of patients with PDOC to meet the assessor specification requirements defined in the RCP guidelines. The course also aims to develop skills required to conduct SMART assessments, including for treatment planning. The course is taught through tutorials, formative assessment and practical sessions.
Following completion of the course the delegates will be required to demonstrate competence in their first SMART assessment in order to complete the SMART accreditation process. Re-accreditation is required every four years.