Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Refresher
22 January 2020
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This one-day refresher course is designed for doctors and nurses
who would like to update their knowledge and clinical skills to
assess workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration. HAVS is a
complex condition that requires practitioners to have a good
understanding of the anatomy and neurology of the hands. The
literature on HAVS continues to grow with a new classification and
way of testing sensory perception in the digits. Examination skills
are difficult to maintain if they are not regularly practised. The
implications of poor practice or misdiagnosis are significant for
both the employer and the employee.
- Those parts of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
relevant to clinicians
- Risk assessment - how to recognise a good one?
- How to calculate vibration exposure
- Health surveillance - HSE's tiered approach and the content of
- Clinical assessment and differential diagnoses
- Standardised tests
- Clinical management to include diagnosis, staging, the
interpretation of quantitative sensory tests
Worked case scenarios
- The opportunity to validate your monofilaments
Who should attend?
The course is open to occupational physicians, occupational
health nurses and general practitioners with an interest in
occupational health who have successfully completed the Faculty of
Occupational Medicine (FOM) two-day Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
This course is intended for professional development, there is
no formal assessment and therefore no proof of competence. You will
be provided with a certificate of attendance with CPD
- Dr Jon Poole MD FRCP FFOM is an accredited consultant
occupational physician at HSL
- Dr Howard Mason PhD is a principal scientist at HSL and
co-author of the FOM's HAVS review
The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk.
The cost of this course is £515 per person (includes course
notes, certificate of attendance and lunch/refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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