Paediatric Minor Injuries Course 18 March 2024

Course details

Title: Paediatric Minor Injuries
16 April 2024
09h00 – 15h00
Session type: Live Webinar  
8 CPD Hours

Course Overview

This intensive one-day training course is designed to equip healthcare professionals such as nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, doctors, and allied healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to accurately assess, diagnose, and manage common paediatric minor injuries. The focus will be on a patient-centred approach and evidence-based practice within general practice, urgent care, community care, A&E, and walk-in centers.


To provide an understanding of the unique characteristics of paediatric patients and how they influence the assessment and management of minor injuries and cultivate effective communication skills to interact with children, their families, and multidisciplinary team members.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognise the typical types of minor injuries in children and conduct a thorough assessment.
  • Apply evidence-based interventions, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options.
  • Use compassionate and effective communication skills with children and their caregivers.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nurses: Working in paediatric care or emergency departments.
  • Pharmacists: Involved in advising or treating paediatric patients.
  • Paramedics: Engaged in pre-hospital care of children with minor injuries.
  • Doctors: Particularly General Practitioners and Emergency Medicine Physicians.
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals: Such as physiotherapists or occupational therapists who may encounter paediatric minor injuries.

Course Content

**Some content will be E-learning recorded webinars while the more practical sessions will be covered during the live webinar.

Introduction and Background:

  • Epidemiology of paediatric minor injuries.
  • Differences between children and adults in terms of anatomy and physiology.

Assessment Techniques:

  • History taking in children (eliciting symptoms from the child and guardian).
  • Physical examination techniques specific to paediatric patients.

Some specific injuries include:

  • Upper Limb Injuries: Finger and hand injuries: including fingertip injuries and nail bed injuries. Shoulder & Clavicle, elbow and wrist
  • Lower Limb Injuries: Ankle sprains. Knee Injuries. Minor foot injuries. Limping child
  • Minor Head Injuries: Concussion, and return to play. Scalp lacerations.
  • Facial and Dental Injuries: Chipped teeth, oral lacerations, minor nasal injuries.
  • Minor Burns and Scalds: Assessment, classification, and management.
  • Foreign Body: Nose and ear foreign bodies. Splinters.
  • Bites and Stings: Insect bites, animal bites.
  • Eye Injuries: Minor corneal abrasions, foreign bodies.
  • Management Principles: Pain management in children: Non-pharmacological methods, suitable analgesics, dosing. Wound cleaning and dressing.
  • Communication Skills: Communicating with children at different developmental stages. Engaging with parents/guardians and addressing their concerns.
  • Safety and Prevention: Identifying non-accidental injuries and child protection concerns. Safety education and injury prevention strategies. Ethical Considerations: Consent in paediatric patients. Managing unaccompanied minors.

Case Studies and Scenarios:

  • Interactive discussions based on real-life cases.

Pre – Requisites

  1. Professional Qualification: Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Paramedic, Medical Doctor, or Allied Healthcare Professional.
  2. Basic Clinical Experience: Recommend at least 6-12 months of experience in a clinical setting, such as general practice, urgent care, community care, A&E, or walk-in centres.
  3. Basic Knowledge of Paediatric Care: Familiarity with paediatric anatomy, physiology, and developmental milestones. An understanding of the principles of paediatric assessment and care would be beneficial but not mandatory.
  4. English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in the English language, as it would be essential for understanding the course content and participating in interactive sessions.

Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder affecting older adults after stroke and dementia. There are over 600,000 people in the UK with a known diagnosis of epilepsy. That’s about 1 in 103 people. Shockingly, there are 21 epilepsy-related deaths every week in the UK.The incidence of epilepsy is increasing rapidly in the elderly, partly because of the increasing prevalence of stroke, dementia, and brain tumours.

In addition to the increasing incidence of epilepsy in the elderly, special attention must be paid to take proper care of these patients due to associated age-related physiological changes, such as decreased renal and hepatic function, and the fact that many of these patients already have concomitant diseases and take many other drugs to control these problems. Furthermore, the characteristic symptoms of new-onset seizures in the elderly may be different from those in younger patients. This webinar also explores factors should be considered achieve effective and safe control and monitoring of epilepsy in older adults.

Course Overview

This course aims to provide healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals with an understanding of epilepsy in older people. Participants will gain knowledge about the unique challenges associated with epilepsy in this population and develop skills to effectively manage and support older individuals living with epilepsy. The course will cover various topics, including the causes, diagnosis, treatment, safety considerations, for older adults with epilepsy.

Aimed At

Healthcare professionals, working in nursing homes and care facilities with older residents, looking to enhance their current skills/knowledge and review current practice or looking to acquire new skills.:

  1. Healthcare Professionals: This course is suitable for healthcare providers such as nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and allied health professionals who work with older adults and have a specific interest in epilepsy.
  2. Community Support Workers: Individuals working in community organizations, support groups, or home care agencies can expand their knowledge of epilepsy and its management in older adults. This course will equip them with tools to better support older individuals with epilepsy within their respective roles.

It is important to note that participants should have a basic understanding of epilepsy and healthcare concepts, as this course focuses on the specific considerations and challenges related to epilepsy in older people

Learning Objectives

  • Develop skills in identifying seizures in older adults.
  • Understand common seizure types and epidemiology of seizures.
  • Recognise Signs and symptoms of seizures and risk factors for developing epilepsy in older adults.
  • Develop skills in managing a patient who is having a seizure and importance of observations and patient centred care.
  • Have an overview of medications used in epilepsy and interaction with other medication.
  • Physical and emotional impact of epilepsy and treatment of epilepsy
  • Have a working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, 2005 and how this is associates with the Resident with Epilepsy
  • Know why a risk assessment is important and how to implement, document and update.Provide psychosocial support and improve the quality of life for older adults with epilepsy.
  • Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams to optimize care for older individuals with epilepsy.

Course Outline

  • Epidemiology of epilepsy in the older population.
  • Age-related changes and their impact on epilepsy.
  • Common causes and risk factors of epilepsy in older adults.
  • Challenges in diagnosing epilepsy in older individuals.
  • Typical seizure types and their manifestations in older adults.
  • Differential diagnosis and distinguishing epilepsy from other conditions.
  • Role of electroencephalography (EEG) and other diagnostic tools.
  • Evaluation of comorbidities and medication interactions..
  • Considerations for polypharmacy and drug interactions.
  • Seizure precautions and safety measures for older adults.
  • Promoting independence and quality of life in older adults with epilepsy.
  • Collaborating with caregivers, family members, and community support networks.

Teaching Methods:

  • Lectures and presentations by subject matter experts.
  • Case studies and interactive discussions.
  • Reading materials, including research articles and guidelines.

Assessment and Certification

A certificate of completion will be provided to participants on course completion.

  Session Type : This is a live, interactive session using ZOOM.

History Taking

Ethical and Legal issues

Upper Limb Injuries

Lower Limb Injuries

Paediatric Burns

Paediatric MSK Disorders

This live webinar will be delivered via zoom.

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