Minor Injuries Course for Military Healthcare Professionals MIP0723

Course Description:

The Minor Injuries Management for Military Healthcare Professionals course is specifically designed to provide military healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess, manage, and provide comprehensive care for minor injuries encountered in military settings.

Who Should Attend

The Minor Injuries Management for Military Healthcare Professionals course is designed for healthcare professionals within the military, including:

  1. Military Medical Officers: Medical officers within the military who are responsible for providing healthcare services to military personnel.
  2. Military Nurses: Nurses serving in the military healthcare system, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners.
  3. Military Physician Assistants: Physician assistants serving in the military healthcare system who are involved in direct patient care.
  4. Healthcare Providers: Any other healthcare professionals within the military involved in the assessment and management of minor injuries, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and paramedics.

Course Aims

This course focuses on the unique considerations faced by military healthcare professionals, including the need for rapid assessment, triage, and treatment in austere and combat environments. Through a combination of theoretical instruction, practical training, and case-based discussions, participants will develop the necessary competencies to deliver effective and efficient care for minor injuries in military environments.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of minor injuries management in military healthcare settings.
  2. Perform systematic and rapid assessments of minor injuries in field conditions.
  3. Apply evidence-based guidelines and protocols for the treatment of minor injuries.
  4. Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools and techniques to assess upper and lower limb injuries, including head and c-spine injuries.
  5. Implement effective treatment strategies for wound management and fracture stabilization.
  6. Recognize and manage potential complications associated with minor injuries.
  7. Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary military healthcare teams.
  8. Enhance leadership and decision-making skills in military injury scenarios.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Minor Injuries in Military Healthcare

  • Overview of common minor injuries encountered in military settings
  • Unique challenges and considerations in providing care for minor injuries in the military.

Module 2: Rapid Assessment and Triage

  • Rapid primary and secondary surveys for minor injuries in the field
  • Triage strategies for prioritising injuries
  • Identification of life-threatening conditions requiring immediate intervention

Module 3: Wound Management and Haemorrhage Control

  • Principles of wound assessment, cleaning, and debridement
  • Techniques for wound closure, including suturing and stapling
  • Haemorrhage control and utilization of haemostatic agents
  • Performing ring blocks injecting of local anaesthetic.

Module 4: Fracture and Dislocation Management

  • Assessment and stabilisation of fractures and dislocations
  • Immobilisation techniques using splints, casts, and traction
  • Techniques for reducing dislocations and managing associated complications

Module 5: Burn and Blast Injuries

  • Assessment and initial management of minor burn injuries
  • Recognition and treatment of blast injuries, including concussions and trauma
  • Strategies for pain management and prevention of complications

Module 6: Soft Tissue Injuries and Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Assessment and management of sprains, strains, contusions, and lacerations
  • Identification and treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions

Module 7: Eye and Ear Injuries

  • Assessment and initial management of eye injuries
  • Techniques for irrigation, foreign body removal, and protection
  • First aid interventions for ear injuries and prevention of hearing loss

Module 8: Complications and Evacuation Considerations

  • Recognition and management of complications associated with minor injuries
  • Criteria for medical evacuation and referral to higher levels of care and the inter disciplinary team.
  • Communication and coordination with evacuation teams

Module 9: Leadership and Decision-Making in Military Injury Scenarios

  • Effective communication and leadership skills in injury situations
  • Decision-making under pressure and in resource-limited environments
  • Ethical considerations and responsibilities in the management of minor injuries

Teaching Methodology:

  • Lectures with multimedia presentations
  • Hands-on practical demonstrations and skills practice
  • Case-based discussions and interactive sessions
  • Simulation exercises and scenario-based training
  • Q&A sessions
  • Assessment quizzes and practical skills evaluations

Pre Requisites 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 will normally have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in a relevant care environment.
  • 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.
  • You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area.

Whats Included

  1. Audio presentations
  2. 3 day  classroom course with expert lecturers
  3. Handouts and booklets
  4. 3 months access

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


Dr Asad Khan – Orthopaedic lecturer

JeshniAmblum-Almer – Course Director, ENP

Dr Parmy Deol, A&E Consultant

Dr Parmy Deol

Dr Hasan Nour

Dr Hasan Nour

Relates Courses

5 day Urgent Care course

Red Dot X-Ray Interpretation

Plastering and Suturing Workshop

Physical Examination Skills

CPD Hours : 30 Accreditted by CPDUK Session Type: Hybrid Course with Classroom and Elearning Modules

Course Summary

This 3 day classroom course is suitable for clinicians seeing and treating minor injuries. Sessions explores assessment and treatment of upper and lower limb injuries with a focus on clinical decision-making, red flags and appropriate management.

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