Introduction, Aims and Objectives, Why Flags are Important?
Identifying ‘Flags’ in Complementary Healthcare
Flags relate to information that we discover about our patients or clients, that set off warning bells in our heads. Doctors, nurses and all registered healthcare professionals are taught about “FLAGS” when dealing with patients. It is a formal part of their training. It is also a topic that all health professionals need to know about. Many of you will have already come across the term “flags”, and already be naturally gifted detectives!! You will also understand the need to incorporate special questions into your assessments. It is a vast topic and additional reading is required to better understand what certain symptoms may mean and what to do about it. I hope you find the tutorial useful.
What to do when you find a flag
Language to use and actions to take
Categories of Flags & History
Categories and History. Why flags were introduced?
Things to Consider and Wise Action
The Need to Pay Close Attention
Red Flags. Signs and symptoms and when to refer on
Red Flags. Action Needed. What to do and how to go about taking action
Cervical Spine Red Flags
Red Flags in the Cervical Spine
Lumbar & Thoracic Red Flags
Red Flags for the Lumbar & Thoracic Area, Including Cauda Equina Syndrome
Pregnancy Red Flags
Red Flags in All Stages of Pregnancy
Yellow Flags and Flags For Therapist Safety and Well Being
A Short Series of Questions Relating to the Course