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AR29 Minor injuries: the adult and paediatric patient

Course summary

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
Nurse Practitioners
Practice Nurses
School Nurses


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
3 day(s) 21 hour(s) POA

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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

Course programme

Day 1

  • Principles of MSK history taking.
  • Basic assessment of the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, including age related considerations. To cover
  • oTargeted history taking
  • oAnatomy
  • 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

Day 2

  • As above for lower limb assessment- the hip, knee, ankle and foot.

Day 3

  • Wounds- including abrasions, cuts, burns and bites:
  • oClassification/management
  • 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

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