AR29 Minor injuries: the adult and paediatric patient
An ideal course for those practitioners who want the basic minor injury skills for both children and adults. Power packed 3 days.
Who should attend?
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Aims / objectives
- By the end of the 3-day workshop you will:
- Apply history-taking essentials thereby promoting safe practice
- Link and apply anatomy of upper and lower body musculoskeletal (MSK) structures to a variety of physical assessment techniques
- Review signs and symptoms, differential diagnoses and age specific factors for a variety of common MSK injuries
- Discuss appropriate management of common traumatic MSK presentations including principles of analgesia and supportive therapy
- Be able to examine and manage various types of wounds. To include simple closure techniques and patient education
- Be more confident in assessing and managing head injuries in both the adult and the child
- Principles of MSK history taking.
- Basic assessment of the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, including age related considerations. To cover
- oTargeted history taking
- oJoint function
- oEssential physical examination techniques/practice
- Common conditions- signs and symptoms, differential diagnoses- (This will include age specific MSK presentations such as toddler fractures seen in the paediatric patient).
- Age appropriate management/referral - EBP, application of PGDs and local policies
- As above for lower limb assessment- the hip, knee, ankle and foot.
- Wounds- including abrasions, cuts, burns and bites:
- oSimple closure (glue, hair ties, steri strips, staples)
- oRemoval of foreign bodies ear/eye/nose/others
- Head injury- The child and the adult.
- Review session with case scenarios