Following the development and launch of the Bridges to recovery after trauma book at St George’s Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, we have developed a new training package for multidisciplinary Major Trauma teams
We enjoyed working alongside patients, families and staff from St. George’s Major Trauma Centre to develop a multidisciplinary training and improvement package focusing on self-management support after major trauma.
Starting self-management support early can better prepare patients and families for discharge from the trauma unit and life beyond.
This specialised Bridges training is suited to all trauma staff - in any setting or grade and is delivered in two fast sprints of two hours each – a total of four hours training.
We aim to create lasting change and our five stage approach builds in essential support for multidisciplinary teams to put the Bridges approach in to practice and keep it going long term. You can read more about our five-stage approach in our training flyer.
This specialised training is co-delivered by a Bridges facilitator, accompanied by trauma survivor.
Each team will receive a supply of our Bridges to recovery after trauma books within the training and improvement package.
The insights gained from trauma survivors and their families shows that self-management support is important to them, they encourage changing the way care and rehabilitation is delivered.
We also discovered that:
The training and improvement package usually takes four months to implement and up to 100 staff can be trained. The process and costs are clearly outlined in our training flyer.
Please get in touch as we are very happy to talk about our work and answer any questions that you have.