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Minor Injuries Course 28 29 30 May 2024

minor injuries

Course detailsTime: 10h00 – 16h00            
Venue:
London
CPD Hours : 30 (Accredited by CPDUK)          
Session Type: 

Course Summary

This 3 day classroom course is suitable for qualified healthcare professionals seeing and treating minor injuries in A&E, urgent care and primary care. Session explores assessment and treatment of upper and lower limb injuries with a focus on clinical decision-making, red flags and appropriate management.

Aims

  1. Equip learners with an in-depth understanding of minor injury assessment, management, and documentation within the context of ethical and legal standards.
  2. Offer a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to ensure evidence-based, patient-centred care for common minor injuries.
  3. Foster a holistic approach that integrates ethical considerations, practical examinations, and safety netting for optimal patient outcomes.

Objectives

Ethical and Legal Foundations:

    • Understand the principles and implications of consent, capacity, and safeguarding in healthcare.
    • Master the techniques of history taking and maintain accurate, clear, and efficient documentation

History taking – Head Injuries and Wound Managements 

    • Undertake history taking in relation to minor injuries
    • Conduct a systematic assessment and management of burns, distinguishing between different severity levels.
    • Classify and apply appropriate wound dressings based on injury type.
    • Implement evidence-based care for bites (insect, animal, human).
    • Evaluate and manage head injuries, understanding potential complications.

Eye and C-spine , and Upper Limb 

    • Recognise and treat C-spine minor injuries and be able to identify those that need onward referral.
    • Consider   “Silver Trauma” principles in relation to injury assessment and management
    • Able to triage and assess undifferentiated eye injuries and red eye complaints  
    • Undertake a systematic approach to eye examination and corneal emergencies
    • Understand  the anatomy, assessment, and management of shoulder and other upper limb injuries.

Upper and Lower Limb   

    • Engage in practical upper limb examination sessions, utilising workbook guidance and an “OSCE-type” guide sheet.
    • Diagnose and manage a range of hand disorders and injuries, from nail injuries to conditions like carpal tunnel and tenosynovitis.
    • Understand the anatomy, assessment, and treatment of lower limb injuries, focusing on hip, knee, ankle, and foot injuries.
    • Identify and manage strains, sprains, and common sports-related injuries.

Safety, Education, and Patient-Centred Care

    • Recognise red flags in minor injuries, ensuring patient safety and proper referral.
    • Implement safety netting strategies and provide worsening care advice.
    • Effectively educate patients on safe discharge, potential complications, and additional resources.

What’s Included?

  1. Audio presentations
  2. 2 day  classroom course and one day webinar with expert lecturers
  3. Handouts and booklets
  4. 3 months access
  5. Option to attend the practical plastering and suturing workshop at a discounted rate

***Optional Skills Portfolio – this is not a requirement of the course

Who should attend:

This course is suitable for nurses and registered healthcare professionals working in acute and unscheduled care settings, such as emergency departments, walk-in clinics, urgent care centres, primary care or other community and first contact settings.

Pre Requisites

  • This course is suitable for nurses and registered healthcare professionals working in acute and unscheduled care settings, such as emergency departments, walk-in clinics, urgent care centres, primary care or other community and first contact settings
  • Have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.
  • Hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body/Council or the GMC.
  • You should be employed in a role that will support development of clinical skills during the programme should you wish to complete the competency portfolio which is optional.
  • You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required 

Lecturers

Dorthe Swaby-Larsen

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