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  1. The Role of OTat theRoyal 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. Where RCDM fits in Role 1 Role 2 Role 3 RCDM / QEHB Role 4 DMRC Headley Court

  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. 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 Occupational Therapy

  8. Challenges Nutrition Pain Infections Expectations Adjustment

  9. “Adapt and Overcome”

  10. Thank you for listening Sarah Winters Sarah.winters@uhb.nhs.uk Tel : 07500 033396