This course covers the initial assessment, examination and management of lower limb injuries presenting to the ED or Minor Injuries Unit, including in-depth X ray interpretation. Normal variants and frequently missed injuries are examined, along with commonly encountered conditions. Practical examples and case-based scenarios are used throughout.
The course is suitable for Emergency Nurse Practitioners, trainee doctors in Emergency Medicine, physiotherapists working in the ED, and others involved in the initial care of lower limb injuries.
Focused history and examination
Injury types bony injuries, sprains, tendon ruptures, wounds, infections
Injuries by region including:
Paediatric injuries toddlers fracture, Osgood Schlatters disease, Salter Harris fractures
Case based scenarios
To effectively assess lower limb injuries, determine the need for imaging and referral, and provide appropriate treatment and follow up.
To gain experience in the interpretation of lower limb trauma X rays