On Saturday 16th June the NPCC hosted an Education Morning titled ‘Talking Heads’. Our target audience was Neonatologists, Paediatricians and Community Health Doctors. Over 50 healthcare professionals from around the country attended the day.
This interactive session was facilitated by Craniofacial Clinical Services Coordinator and Craniofacial Administrator. The day focused on common aetiologies referred to the NPCC (e.g.: Craniosynostosis, Positional Plagiocephaly, Torticollis and early and late closure of Fontanelle)
Speakers on the day included members of the NPCC team; Consultant Craniofacial Surgeon, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Craniofacial Nurse Specialist and Physiotherapist and a family story
The educational objective of this event demonstrated the clinical signs and management of abnormal and normal head shapes.
Objectives and Learning Outcome:
•Differentiate between an abnormal fused skull, a normal skull shape and demonstrate the NPCC philosophy and care pathway.
•Describe craniofacial syndromes and demonstrate the NPCC philosophy and care pathway.
•Describe Torticollis and Positional Plagiocephaly and demonstrate the NPCC philosophy and care pathway.
- At the NPCC early detection of craniosynostosis aids early referral and prompt diagnosis which will reduce anxiety for the family.