How staff respond to any type of concussion injury can help to reduce the impact of any long-lasting effects or life-threatening complications. Staff should be able to understand the nature and impact of concussion and brain injuries and have the skillset to be able to deliver a well-planned response to aid future recovery.
Delivered by qualified emergency ambulance medic, Samantha Kendall, this Essential CPD course on brain injury awareness provides you with the knowledge and skills to take immediate and effective action in the event of a concussion injury or medical emergency.
Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in-line with the following policies:
- Understanding what injuries and incidents can result in a brain injury and what is defined as concussion.
- Identifying the indicators that display when an individual receives a blow to the head and may have suffered a brain injury.
- Understanding the recommended procedures to treat a head injury, knowing what to do and what to avoid, to ensure the best possible chance of recovery.
- Realising the key features of aftercare for someone who has suffered from, or is at-risk of, a brain injury.
- Recognising the proper means of addressing a skull or neck fracture, as well as harmful practices that should be avoided.