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Undergraduate Medical School (UGMS) Royal Stoke University Hospital

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University Hospitals of North Midlands cordially invite you to join us for our national conference on Critical Care Rehabilitation.

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Rehabilitation Awareness Day - Finalised programme

0900 Registration 09:30 Welcome and Introduction

09:45 The Future of Critical Care Rehabilitation -Keynote Lecture Dr Carl Waldmann, Consultant Intensivist at Royal Berkshire Hospital

10:15 Critical Care: A patients’ perspective – Learning from Patients Experience

10:45 Coffee Break

11:15 The Philosophy of Coordinated Critical Care Rehabilitation

The UHNM Experience

11:45 “It’s all about the larynx: accelerating rehab with Above Cuff Vocalisation” Sarah Wallace, Consultant SLT, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

12:15 Lunch

13:05 Workshop 1: Psychological Wellbeing in Critical Care - OT + Clin. Psych

13:40 Workshop 2: Respiratory and laryngeal weaning – SLT and PT

14:15 Coffee Break

14:40 Workshop 3: Nutrition during the patients journey from acute care to rehabilitation– Dr Bryan Carr & Nutrition team

15:15 Workshop 4: Barriers to Rehabilitation – PT

15:50 “A year in the life” of a Rehab Coordinator Lucy Powell & Jo Steele, UHNM Critical Care Rehab Coordinators

16:20 Evaluation & close of session

Aims:

National event exploring rehabilitation in adult critically ill patients to improve patient care and quality of life.

Key Themes:

* Future of Critical Care Rehabilitation

* Accelerating rehabilitation with Above Cuff Vocalisation (ACV)

* Patients perspective of Critical Care

* Psychological well-being

* Respiratory and Laryngeal weaning

* Nutrition in Rehab

* Barriers to Rehabilitation

* Setting up a rehabilitation service and the role of a rehabilitation coordinator

Target Audience:

Anaesthetics, Intensivists, Critical Care nurses, AHPs, medical trainees

Further information:

Confirmed accreditation of 5 CPD points from Royal College of Anaesthetists

Pre-conference tour of UHNM Critical Care unit available, spaces limited to the first 20 based upon a first come first served basis. Please state interest in tour on booking form.

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day. Please confirm any dietary requirements on booking.

Email: jojoanne.steele@uhnm.nhs.uk for further information.

Faculty biographies

Dr Carl Waldmann

Consultant Intensivist at Royal Berkshire Hospital

Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Carl Waldmann has been a Consultant in ICM and Anaesthesia at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading since joining as Director of ICU in 1986. Apart from his interests in the management of Head Injured patients in a DGH, the procurement and implementation of a Clinical Information System in ICU, his passion has been setting up and running an ICU follow-up clinic in Reading. From May 2007 to May 2009 he was President of the ICS, editor of Care of the Critically Ill and until 2004 the editor of JICS. Carl was also was Chair of the section of Technology Assessment and Health Informatics [TAHI] of the ESICM until 2008. He is a member of the PACT editorial board and editor of the Oxford Desk Reference Law and Ethics in Intensive Care textbook. Carl also has an interest in pre-hospital care and is club doctor for Leyton Orient FC.

Register of Interests

Obstetric critical Care on Maternity Critical Steering group OAA, AAGBI, ICS RCOG

Editorial activity with JICS.

ICU Follow up and rehabilitation.

Health Informatics in Critical Care.

Sedation in Critical Care.

Health Technology Assessment.

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Sarah Wallace

Sarah is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at Wythenshawe hospital (Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and has been a Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) national advisor since 2001. Her clinical specialisms in critical care, tracheostomy and endoscopy assessment of dysphagia (FEES) have led to numerous contributions to national policy and guidance, including GPICS and NCEPOD. Sarah has been the Chair of the RCSLT Tracheostomy Clinical Excellence Network for 5 years and teaches advanced dysphagia and FEES skills. She is the SLT representative on both the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP) and the 20 hospital site Improving Tracheostomy Care project. Her research into the effects of critical care interventions on communication and swallowing has been published and presented internationally. She is currently undertaking an NIHR funded project to develop Above Cuff Vocalisation (SEACtV study) and trialling Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation treatments on ICU. Prior to returning to Manchester where she trained, Sarah worked in Singapore, Melbourne, Grenada (WI) and Bristol. She volunteers in Cambodia helping to establish tracheostomy and SLT services in public hospitals and enjoys any opportunity to travel and cycle.

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Dr Sobia Khan

Critical Care Clinical Psychologist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Dr Sobia Khan is a Clinical Psychologist working in Critical Care at Royal Stoke University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM). She joined the team in 2017. Her interest in working in critical care came from her interest in using evidence based psychological interventions for novel presentations. She is accustomed to adapting psychological interventions to address the unique needs of patients and the service setting.

Sobia is a specialist in the assessment and treatment of trauma. She worked for six years at Freedom from torture, providing psychological rehabilitation to survivors of torture and organised violence. Whilst working here she was also working in the NHS on an acute in-patient mental health service in West Bromwich. Here she was responsible for the treatment of complex mental health conditions. She moved on from this position in 2015 to set up Utopia Psychological Services Ltd, where she remains as a director.

Her first NHS role was in 2003 and she has since worked in various roles. She has worked in learning disabilities services, Neuro-rehabilitation, older people’s services and Children’s mental health services. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2010 after completing her doctorate in clinical Psychology at the University of Nottingham. She has been responsible for the delivery of training, supervision, service development, capacity building and research.

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Samantha Cook

Critical Care Dietitian

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Samantha Cook is a Critical Care Dietitian working at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent. Sam’s journey into dietetics started as a postgraduate student after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BSc Biochemistry (Hons) in 2008. She went on to complete an MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Chester, qualifying as a dietitian in 2011.

Sam’s dietetic career started at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, moving to the Royal Stoke in 2012. Sam’s interest in Critical Care was founded during her time working within Nephrology where she was part of a team providing dietetic support for patients with both acute and chronic renal failure on the Critical Care Unit. During this time Sam also returned to the University of Chester as a guest lecturer.

Following a successful transformation programme at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Sam gained her dream role leading the development of a dietetic service on the Critical Care Unit and providing evidence based, individualised nutritional care for some of the hospitals most vulnerable patients. Sam is passionate about the role of nutrition in critical illness and the role of the dietitian in supporting optimal rehabilitation.

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Vicky Eley

Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Vicky Eley is an Advanced Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) working as part of the rehabilitation team on the critical care unit at Royal Stoke University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM).

Vicky qualified in 2009 from The University of Sheffield with a BMedSci in Speech Science. She went on to work in a range of different community, acute and rehabilitation settings, supporting adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders. She initially worked within North East Essex NHS Trust and more recently in London North West University Hospitals (LNWUH), including Central Middlesex Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital.

Whilst at LNWUH Vicky completed her specialist competencies in Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Videofluoroscopy (VFS) and Tracheostomy. It was here where her keen interest in critical care began and she went on to be involved in an annual specialist training programme on ‘The MDT Fundamentals of Tracheostomy Care’. In addition to this she worked the Rila Institute of Health Sciences to formulate e-learning in altered airway management using case-based case scenarios, which was accredited by ENT UK and approved by The British Laryngological Association. Vicky has also been involved in the delivery of a series of evening talks at Northwick Park Hospital and presented on the use of cough reflex testing in the critical care setting as part of the 2017 lecture series. She went on to present this as a poster with a colleague at the ‘5th European Conference on Weaning and Rehabilitation in Critically Ill Patients’ which won best poster presentation.

Vicky worked for 3 years as SLT manager for the acute and stroke services at LNWUH before moving to UHNM in June 2018. This role helped to increase her clinical leadership and service development skills which have been instrumental in her current role to help develop the service and improve outcomes for critically ill patients.

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Lucy Powell

Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinator

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Lucy Powell is a Rehabilitation Coordinator and Junior Sister working in the Critical Care Unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospitals of North Midlands [UHNM] in Stoke-on- Trent. Following in the long line of nurses and allied health professionals in her family, Lucy qualified from the University of Birmingham as a Registered Adult Nurse [Hons] in 2006. Since then she has dedicated her career to the care and recovery of critically ill patients and their families.

Lucy initially worked at Good Hope Hospital and the Heart of England NHS Trust where she completed her post-graduate certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing, and through this she was able to experience other specialist Critical Care services in the West Midlands. It was also where her special interest in rehabilitation began and she learned about the profound issues for patients and their families after a prolonged Critical Care stay.

Lucy moved to the Royal Stoke Critical Care Unit in 2014; a 34 bedded tertiary referral centre, with trauma, neurosurgical, stroke specialisms. In the lead up to her current role and as part of the departmental transformation program, Lucy was a key member of the team responsible for developing and delivering the implementation of the UHNM Critical Care Rehabilitation Service. She has recently spoken about this at the British Association of Critical Care Nurses [BACCN] Conference 2018 in Bournemouth and will again reflect upon these experiences at the forthcoming Intensive Care Society State of the Art conference, London in December 2018.

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Joanne Steele

Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinator

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Jo is a Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent. Her passion for caring and supporting critically ill patients and their families developed on placement during her nurse training at Staffordshire University. Upon graduating as a Registered General Nurse Jo briefly worked on a Gastroenterology ward before commencing her Critical Care career in January 2005.

Throughout her career Jo has been motivated to ensure the provision of high quality, evidence-based patient care achieving a post-graduate degree in Adult Critical Care (Hons) at Keele University followed by a Clinical Diagnostics module (level 7). Jo has always had a keen interest in rehabilitation within Critical Care, promoting patients independence and enabling patient and family involvement. Within her role as Practice Development Nurse Jo has combined her interests in facilitating the educational development of staff to ensure excellence in practice whilst promoting holistic patient-centred care.

Recent investment into a Rehabilitation after Critical Illness service at UHNM has enabled Jo to gain her ideal role, leading service development and implementation focussing on improving long term outcomes for critically ill patients and their families. Jo has recently presented this at the British Association of Critical Care Nurses conference 2018 in Bournemouth and the Intensive Care Society State of the Art conference, London in December 2018.

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Christa Latham

Advanced Occupational Therapist – Critical Care

Christa Latham is the Advanced Occupational Therapist for Critical care at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent. Christa qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Coventry University in 2003 and has spent all of her career in the Stoke-on-Trent area working in both the acute and community specialist rehabilitation settings.

Prior to joining the Critical Care Rehab Team in 2018 Christa’s career has mainly consisted of acute Neurology and Neurosurgery and palliative care and Stroke and Neurological community specialist rehabilitation. This has fuelled her passion for bringing rehabilitation into the acute setting and promoting early independence through functional and meaningful activities individualised for each patient with a particular interest in early cognitive rehabilitation and early spasticity management.

Christa has recently presented at the National Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference on the role of Occupational Therapy in Critical Care at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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Dilys Norcross

Critical Care Dietitian

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Dilys Norcross is a Dietitian specialising in Critical Care and Surgery- She trained as a Dietitian at Nottingham University-graduating in 2012 with a Master of Nutrition Degree.

Dilys initially joined RSUH as a Locum Dietitian-covering many areas across the hospital, providing Dietetic support in areas including emergency general medicine, mental health, neurology, stroke, surgery, urology, cardiology, gastroenterology, respiratory, endocrinology, oncology, maternity, outpatients and GP clinics, acute mental health, learning disability and care of the elderly; working to identify and overcome barriers to good nutrition. She finds a holistic approach valuable when working in a rehab /critical care setting-gathering information from a range of sources to inform nutritional plans. She enjoys these roles as she is enthusiastic and has a keen interest in supporting patients in their recovery process….

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Laura Swinscoe

Advanced Physiotherapist in Critical Care

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Laura is currently one of the advanced physiotherapist’s working within the Critical Care unit, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, helping lead a therapy team of over 20 individuals. Laura graduated from Keele University in 2011 with a 1st Class Physiotherapy Degree and has worked within the UHNM trust ever since, working her way into a static position within Critical Care for nearly three years now. Laura has had a passion for the complexity of the critical care environment since she had a placement within this area in her 2nd year of university. She truly enjoyed the rewarding nature of aiding the recovery of these critically ill patients and their families and friends. This passion was further cemented when she rotated into the team at Royal Stoke in 2015, where she truly discovered what the benefits of a wider MDT and rehab focused approach can do for these patient’s journeys, following the investment in the 7 day rehabilitation service. Laura is dedicated to promoting patients independence and ensuring they return to the highest quality of life possible post their critical illness.

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