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The Red Dot Trauma Course -
for Radiographers

The date(s) for the next course will be posted here within the next few weeks

Course Information

Now online - live by interactive video.

In 1985 Dr. Lol Berman and Dr. Gerald de Lacey published the first description of a radiographer alert system in the U.K. See: Berman L, de Lacey G, et al. Reducing errors in the Accident Department; a simple method using Radiographers. BMJ 1985: 290 : 421-422.

Subsequently, the Red Dot Alert scheme was introduced throughout the U.K.

This one day course is designed so as to follow the basic principle that underpins the prize winning book: Accident & Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide . . . viz: ”these images look normal to me, but – how can I be absolutely sure that I am not missing a subtle but clinically important abnormality?”


Course Feedback

  • "Fantastic lectures & tutorials"
  • "Far more useful than a month of University lectures ! Simple and useful ways of identifying subtle abnormalities"
  • "Liked the short lectures & workstation quizzes. Catering was excellent"
  • "Excellent. I really had a great day"
  • "This course is an eye opener. Really useful tutorials and quizzes"
  • "Fantastic teaching !"
  • "Excellent day. Really enjoyable. Course content particularly useful" [Clinical Practice Tutor]
  • "Excellent, varied, funny, & very useful. Food was delicious"
  • "Highly recommended by my colleagues. Met all my expectations"
  • "Very well paced course. Good repetition and consolidation in the tutorials. Excellent catering"
  • "Very impressed ! Learnt a great deal. Fun as well. Catering excellent"
  • "Brilliant ! Learnt so much"
  • "Excellent tutors. Keep up the good work"
  • "The Radiologist lecturers were fantastic !"
  • "Very well organised. Lectures presented brilliantly"
  • "Great day. Good to have radiologists who are familiar with radiographic positioning. Really useful tutorials"
  • "Speakers have a natural affinity for teaching. Very good at engaging the audience"
  • "Food GREAT ! Excellent course"
  • "C-spine workshop excellent !"

Who Should Attend?

  • Radiographers - who work in Hospitals that utilise the basic Red Dot Alert Scheme – and are looking for an introduction to plain film (trauma) assessment and evaluation.
  • Radiographers who are considering taking up training / instruction as a future Reporting Radiographer

Who is the course not designed for?

  • Established Reporting Radiographers. Specifically, those Radiographers who are confident in their basic approach to assessing ED (trauma) radiographs.

How is this one day course arranged?

  • The day is divided into four periods. In the main these are anatomical divisions (eg Upper Limb, then Lower Limb . . . and so on).
  • Each period commences with two or three short (eg 15 minute) lectures.
  • The lectures are followed by cases analysis. Registrants, working in breakout rooms, discuss & evaluate a set of images at their own computers.
  • The subsequent answer (and clarifications) session is constructed as a tutorial.
  • Questions, and the raising of any minor or major interpretation problems, are actively encouraged.

Lead Teachers

  • Dr. Lol Berman, Addenbrookes' Hospital and the University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Gerald de Lacey, Previously, Northwick Park Hospital, London
  • Dr. Simon Morley, University College London Hospitals, London
  • Dr. Denis Remedios, Northwick Park Hospital, London

Fee Includes

  • Zoom login details emailed to you before the course.
  • Access to our teaching radiographs via a webiste link for use during the quiz sessions.
  • Combined answers and tutorial sessions.
  • Prize quiz
  • Certificate of attendance - emailed to you after the day.

PLEASE NOTE: The course contents, including radiographs, are subject to copyright and are the property of Radiology Red Dot Courses Ltd ©.  Recording of the lectures as well as reproduction and distribution of any materials forming the contents of this course is strictly prohibited.

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