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P40 Understanding head injuries: a school nurse's guide

Course summary

This course goes beyond the basics and looks at head injury in more depth. It provides attendees with a better understanding of the causes and forms of head injuries and initial assessment and management.

Who should attend?

School Nurses
Practitioners who deal with head injuries in children


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

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Aims / objectives

  • Apply essential aspects of neurological anatomy.
  • Discuss the causes and forms of head injury
  • Demonstrate a base knowledge of neurological examination including SCAT guidelines
  • Be aware of safe management practice such as when to refer to A&E and return to play for sports related injury.

Course programme

  • Specific class requests
  • Applied neuro anatomy
  • MOI
  • Forms of injury
  • An introduction to patient examination
  • Clinical features
  • Guidelines and management, including referral parameters
  • Guide to further study

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