Early rehabilitation in conflicts and disasters is the focus of a set of e-learning materials launched by Humanity & Inclusion (HI).
Early rehabilitation for people with traumatic injuries in conflicts and disasters is now recognised as being an integral part of the recovery process. For example, early rehabilitation for a person with a traumatic amputation means a faster recovery time and a greater chance of optimal quality of life.
When an emergency strikes, there is a huge surge in the need for early rehabilitation. However, the majority of rehabilitation professionals in countries that experience such emergencies do not have all the skills needed to treat all of the injuries.
HI, with support from AO Foundation and other leading rehabilitation organisations (CBM, ICRC, Livability, MSF-France, WHO), has produced a handbook and e-learning materials. This is the world’s first educational resource to help rehabilitation professionals develop and deliver high quality early rehabilitation intervention.
The educational resource package covers six clinical areas:
- Early rehabilitation of Amputees
- Early rehabilitation of Fractures
- Early rehabilitation of Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Early rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Early rehabilitation of Acquired Brain Injuries
- Early rehabilitation of Burns