Minor Injuries for Urgent and Primary Care MI0324

Course Summary

This hybrid course (2 day Classroom and 1 Day Live webinar) 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.

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 RequisitesHave 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.

Course Aim:

The aim of the Advanced Practice in Minor Injuries course is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence of healthcare professionals in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of complex minor injuries. The course will provide participants with  theoretical knowledge and practical training to support their role as advanced practitioners in the field of minor injuries.

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

    • Apply advanced assessment techniques to accurately diagnose and classify complex minor injuries.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in performing advanced procedures and interventions for the management of minor injuries.
    • Develop critical thinking and decision-making skills in complex minor injury scenarios.
    • Apply evidence-based practice guidelines and protocols in the management of minor injuries.
    • Collaborate effectively with interprofessional teams to provide comprehensive care for patients with minor injuries.
    • Apply principles of leadership and communication to optimize patient outcomes in the context of minor injuries.
    • Identify and manage potential complications and co-morbidities associated with complex minor injuries.
    • Apply ethical and legal considerations in the practice of advanced minor injury management

Whats Included

  1. E-Learning modules
  2. 2 Day face to face classroom sessions
  3. 1 day live webinar using zoom
  4. Handouts and booklets
  5. 3 months access
  6. Option to attend practical skills session with mock OSCE and Skills Portfolio.

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

Course Content

Module 1 E-learning

  • Ethical and Legal issues: Consent, Capacity, Safeguarding
  • Writing a Statement and preparing for coroners court
  • History Taking and Documentation

Module 2 Elearning

  • Assessment of Burns and management of minor burns
  • Wound Dressings Classification
  • Wound Care
  • Management of Bites: Insect, Animal and Human

Module 3 Elearning

  • Head Injuries
  • C-spine injuries
  • Silver Trauma pathways – gold standard

 Module 4 Day 1 Classroom 

  • Overview of anatomy and assessment of upper limb injuries
  • Common injuries and disorders of the shoulder, wrist and hand
  • Practical upper limb examination session with support of workbook and ‘OSCE type” guide sheet
  • Local anaesthetic and infiltration for hand wounds such as digital nerve block, haematoma block
  • Nail injuries including subungal haematoma and how to trephine.
  • Management of paronychia
  • Hand Disorders such as carpal tunnel, tenosynovitis, lumps and bumps.
  • Shoulder Assessment – Elearning and practical session

Module 4 Day 2 Classroom

  • Lower Limb anatomy and assessment
  • Examination of the hip and knee. Common knee disorders.
  • Knee and thigh injuries including strains and sprains
  • Runners and sports injuries commonly encountered
  • Ankle and foot Injuries- Assessment and treatment
  • Treating and strapping strains and sprains – video
  • Calf strain including gastrocnemius tears and achilles injuriesRemoval of foreign bodies from: Ear/ eye/ nose/ skin/ subungual
  • Recognising when to refer
  • Discussing cases with specialist services such as plastic surgery, orthopaedics or surgeons.
  • Safety netting and identifying red flags. Giving worsening care advice. Safe discharge and education including sign posting 

Module 5: Day 3 Live Webinar Zoom Teaching

  • Ethical and Legal issues including importance of competence when looking at x-rays
  • Principles of normal and abnormal appearances of bone, soft tissues and joints on X-rays
  • Paediatric considerations including growth plates, salter Harris fractures and normal abnormals
  • Principles of x-ray interpretation
  • “Red Dot” upper and lower limb X-Ray Interpretation by a orthopaedic surgeon
    • Case Studies and review of knowledge

    Course Outline:

    I. Introduction to Urgent Care Management 

    • Overview of the role and importance of urgent care in the healthcare system
    • Introduction to the principles of urgent care and primary care management
    • Understanding the scope of minor injuries in urgent and primary care settings

    II. Assessment and Triage of Minor Injuries 

    • Rapid primary and secondary surveys for efficient assessment
    • Triage strategies for prioritising minor injuries based on severity and urgency
    • Recognition of red flags and indications for immediate intervention

    III. Wound Management and Dressing Techniques 

    • Principles of wound assessment and classification
    • Cleansing and debridement techniques for different types of wounds
    • Selection and application of appropriate wound dressings
    • Use of topical agents and adjunctive therapies for wound healing

    IV. Fracture and Dislocation Management 

    • Recognition and initial management of fractures and dislocations
    • Techniques for splinting, immobilization, and reduction of fractures and dislocations
    • Pain management strategies during fracture and dislocation management
    • Referral and follow-up considerations for complex fractures

    V. Soft Tissue Injuries and Musculoskeletal Disorders 

    • Assessment and management of sprains, strains, and ligament injuries
    • Common musculoskeletal disorders encountered in urgent care (e.g., tendinitis, bursitis)
    • Rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises for soft tissue injuries
    • Use of orthotic devices and supports for musculoskeletal conditions

    VI. Management of Head and Facial Injuries 

    • Assessment and initial management of head injuries and concussions
    • Recognition and management of facial fractures and lacerations
    • Eye injuries: assessment, first aid, and referral considerations

    VII. Burns and Scalds Management (60 minutes)

    • Assessment and classification of burns and scalds
    • Initial management and triage of burn injuries
    • Appropriate dressings and topical agents for burns
    • Pain management strategies during burn care

    VIII. “Red Dot” X-Ray Interpretation

    • Upper and Lower Limb X-Rays
    • Requesting and Interpreting upper and lower limb x-rays

    IX. Teamwork and Communication in Urgent Care Settings 

    • Importance of effective communication and collaboration in urgent care environments
    • Interprofessional teamwork and its impact on patient outcomes
    • Case-based discussions and scenarios to enhance teamwork skills

    X. Ethical and Legal Considerations (

    • Overview of ethical dilemmas and legal responsibilities in urgent care settings
    • Informed consent and documentation requirements
    • Confidentiality and privacy considerations

    XII. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Urgent Care and Primary Care Settings

    • Strategies for continuous quality improvement in urgent care settings
    • Risk management and patient safety practices
    • Incident reporting and learning from adverse events

    XIII. Case Studies and Practical Workshop

      • Analysis and discussion of real-life cases
      • Practical Examination session

    Pre Requisites

    1. Professional License/Certification: Participants must be registered healthcare professionals. Oversees participants are welcome provided they are registered in their countries .

    2. Clinical Experience: Participants are expected to have clinical experience in A&E, urgent care or primary care  settings with an identified mentor to support their practice. 

    3. Basic Skills and Knowledge: Participants should have a strong foundation in basic clinical skills and knowledge related to minor injuries. This includes understanding anatomy and physiology, wound care, assessment techniques, and basic treatment principles.

    CPD Accreditation and Certificates

    • Accredited by CPDUK 
    • 30 CPD Hours

    Certificates provided on completion of the course.

    Email : info@belmatt.co.uk for group bookings or in-house training rates.

Lecturers

Dr Asad Khan – Orthopaedic lecturer

JeshniAmblum-Almer – Course Director, ENP

Dr Parmy Deol, A&E Consultant

Dr Parmy Deol

Dr Shemin Vyas

Dr Shemin Vyas

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

Delegate Feedback
  1. Brilliant course. Enjoyed it all. Thanks so much.
  2. Excellent – and have now booked for the full course.
  3. Superb! really excellent. I definitely plan to do the 3 day course ASAP. Thank you

This course includes 2 day classroom session in Battersea and one day live webinar delivered via zoom.

Also includes eLearning modules.

Next course dates are 6,7,8 March 2024

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