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Overview

Learn to Identify and manage serious pathology of the lumbar spine in relation to four areas of possible spinal pathology, Malignancy fracture, Infection, Cauda Equina Syndrome.

Description:
Red flags have traditionally been used by both doctors and therapists to help in the identification of patients with serious spinal pathology. Red flags are signs and symptoms that are possible indicators of serious spinal pathology but there is no clinical evidence or guidance on how these should be used in combination and findings are left to interpretation by the individual clinician.

The lack of diagnostic accuracy and consensus on which red flags are useful in the identification of serious pathology, and how they should be used are problematic. Early identification of patients with serious pathology is crucial for effective management and improved outcomes for patients. The consequences of late diagnosis can be devastating for the patient with loss of mobility, independence and significant pain. As autonomous and accountable diagnostic practitioners, physiotherapists of all levels of experience need to be able to identify those patients who need urgent medical review and act accordingly.

This 1-day workshop will provide clinicians with increased knowledge and guidance on which red flags to be concerned about and the appropriate action needed to avoid delay in the 4 main areas of possible serious pathology: Malignancy, Fracture, Infection and Cauda equina syndrome. It will also review the current evidence and provide an update on an International study that aims to develop ´An evidence informed clinical reasoning framework for clinicians in the face of possible serious pathology of the spine´.

Implications / Conclusions:
Increased awareness of serious pathologies that could masquerade as a musculoskeletal condition will lead to early identification and better outcome for patient

Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1: Malignancy
  • Signs, symptoms, clinical reasoning, assessment
Topic 2: Fracture
  • Signs, symptoms, clinical reasoning, assessment
Topic 3: Infection
  • Signs, symptoms, clinical reasoning, assessment
Topic 4: Cauda equina syndrome
  • Signs, symptoms, clinical reasoning, assessment

Who Should Attend

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists or first contact practitioners who assess those with spinal conditions.
 

Prerequisites

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists or Doctors
 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

Registration Closed (only for SIT Alumni)
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course, and
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be working in first contact roles to attend this course?
No, this workshop will be beneficial to all musculoskeletal practitioners who assess those with spinal conditions.  

Schedule

Time Topic
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Topic 1 - Malignancy
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Topic 2 - Fracture
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Topic 3 - Infection
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Topic 4 – Cauda equine syndrome
5:00pm Quiz / Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Fees

Category

Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$856 $256.80 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $856 $256.80 $96.80
Non-Singaporeans $856 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 28 Sep 2019 (Sat)

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