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1 The Role of OT at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine Sarah Winters Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

2 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

3 Role 1Role 2Role 3 RCDM / QEHB DMRC Headley Court Where RCDM fits in Role 4

4 Where rehabilitation begins….

5 Injuries  Gun shot wounds  Amputations  Complex fractures  Soft tissue injuries  Head injuries  Spinal injuries  Hand injuries  Eye injuries

6 Rehabilitation Team  Occupational Therapy  Physiotherapy  Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor  Mental Health Team  Pain Team  Nutrition Team  Army Welfare  Military Liaison Officers  Defence Medical Welfare  Padre

7 Occupational Therapy Critical Care  Early Cognitive Assessment  Seating/positioning  Splinting Ward  Wheelchair provision  Pressure cushion/positioning  Home access visit  Functional activities of daily living  Cognitive assessment/treatment  Hand therapy  Scar Management

8 Challenges  Nutrition  Pain  Infections  Expectations  Adjustment

9 “Adapt and Overcome”

10 Thank you for listening Sarah Winters Tel :


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