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AR71 Minor injuries- plastering basics

Course summary

This course promotes efficient management of minor injuries by teaching you to safely apply plaster casts to patients with simple fractures.

Who should attend?

Registered nurses
HCAs working in A&E, walk-in centres & minor injury units

Important notes

Additional supervised practice in the workplace should be undertaken upon completion of this study day.

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Identify various types of fractures
  • Apply principles of fracture healing
  • Be aware of complications of plaster application
  • Practice applying various back slabs
  • Review evidence-based aftercare

Course programme

  • Basic MSK anatomy review
  • Types of fractures and principles of fracture healing
  • Potential complications of plaster immobilisation
  • Back slab application for fractures to wrist, elbow ankle and hands
  • Hands-on practice
  • Patient discharge and follow-up management

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