The Red Dot Trauma Course -
for Radiographers

Course Dates

Dates Notes Cost
7thNovember2020 Held in Harrow, London HA1 3UJ £115.00
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Course Information

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 Documents

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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 pairs, discuss & evaluate a set of images at workstations.
  • The subsequent answer (and clarifications) session is constructed as an interactive tutorial.
  • Questions, and the raising of any minor or major interpretation problems, are actively encouraged during the tutorials.

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 Hospitals, London
  • Dr. Denis Remedios, Northwick Park Hospital, London

Fee Includes

  • All refreshments
  • Excellent lunch
  • Prize quiz

Our Book: Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide (3rd Edition 2014) will be available at a special course price.

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