Conference Day One
In association with Orthopaedic Research UK
Tuesday 27 September
ORUK Instructional Course: Understanding Ballistic and Blast Injury
Over the last 10 years the Defence Medical Services have significantly increased their understanding of ballistic and blast injury patterns such that survival of injured personnel following these mechanisms of injury has increased year on year. However, increased survival has identified increased risk of musculoskeletal complications which require management.
ORUK and DMS personnel in association with the University of Birmingham are collaborating in order to mitigate against particular aspects of musculoskeletal complications, to improve long term outcomes and reduce overall morbidity. ORUK will present the collaborative work undertaken via an instructional course on day one of Trauma Innovation entitled ‘Understanding Ballistic and Blast Injury’.
The course aims to provide:
- An understanding of ballistic and blast biophysics
- The patterns of injury observed associated with these type of wounding mechanisms
- Early injury management techniques for optimising patient outcomes
- Some lessons learnt regarding definitive management techniques, especially associated with MSK trauma
- Observed late complications, outcomes and long term health implications of such injuries
- What are we dealing with? Ballistic Injury, Biophysics and Clinical Effect
- The immediate injury identification approach to management – Spine, Pelvis, Extremity, Foot
- The combined DCR/DCS approach to management
- Definitive management and complications
- Long term effects and outcomes – Rehabilitation and Prosthetics: Lessons from Headley Court
- Social implications of military type injury – Mental Health Team
Who should attend?
The course is aimed at consultants, trainees and allied healthcare professionals who may infrequently be exposed to ballistic and blast trauma, within both the civilian and military setting. It will also be of interest to university academics, with any interest in assisting in the development of techniques to decrease morbidity following these injury types. Associated industry may also learn to understand the overriding picture of this injury type and therefore be able to assist in formulating areas of research which develop treatment ideas and mitigation techniques.
This lecture course will be followed by the main Trauma Innovation Conference on 28 September, which will show case the current academic work the DMS and its collaborators are undertaking in order to moderate and improve patient outcomes following these injury mechanisms.
Trauma Innovation 2016 has received Continued Professional Development (CPD) accreditation, approved by the British Orthopaedic Association. Delegates can earn 11 CPD credits by attending Trauma Innovation 2016 and keep their skills and knowledge in the area of clinical capability up to date.
Visitors are advised to contact firstname.lastname@example.org from Thursday 29 September to request a certificate.