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AR68 Understanding head injuries

Course summary

This course goes beyond the basics and looks at head injury in more depth. Learn what happens when a head injury occurs; gain a better understanding as to causes and forms of head injuries and reasons behind clinical features of raised intercranial pressure.

Understanding head wounds can make a vital contribution to saving a patients life. This head injuries course develops important skills for all first contact practitioners.

Who should attend?

A&E nurses
School nurses
Minor injury/walk in centre nurses
Practice nurses

Important notes

All course material, certificate of attendance and evaluations are included.

Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency. Support and practice in the workplace with an experienced facilitator is required to attain competence level.


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

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Aims / objectives

  • By the end of the course, plus directed home study and a guided experience of patients, the student will be able to:
  • Apply essential aspects of neurological anatomy.
  • Discuss the causes and forms of head injury
  • Demonstrate a base knowledge of neurological examination.
  • Understand the reasons behind the clinical features of RICP.

Course programme

  • Specific class requests
  • Applied neuro anatomy
  • MOI
  • Forms of injury
  • Intra cranial pressure
  • An introduction to patient examination
  • Clinical features
  • Guidelines
  • Guide to further study

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