Minor Injuries Course 5-7 March 2024
Date: 5-7 March 2023
Time: 10h00 – 16h00
Venue: Battersea, SW11 3UJ
CPD Hours : 30 (Accredited by CPDUK)
Session Type: Hybrid Course with Classroom and eLearning Modules
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.
- Equip learners with an in-depth understanding of minor injury assessment, management, and documentation within the context of ethical and legal standards.
- Offer a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to ensure evidence-based, patient-centred care for common minor injuries.
- Foster a holistic approach that integrates ethical considerations, practical examinations, and safety netting for optimal patient outcomes.
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 Management s (Day 1):
- 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 (Day 2):
- Recognize 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 (Day 3):
- 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.
- Audio presentations
- 3 day classroom course with expert lecturers
- Handouts and booklets
- 3 months access
- 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.
- 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
Pre - Course Workbook
Ethical and Legal Issue
MSK and medications
This course is a hybrid course which consists of the following:
eLearning and pre-course work
3 Day classroom