This course covers the initial assessment, examination and management of upper 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 upper limb injuries.
History and examination of upper limb injuries
Injury types bony injuries, sprains, tendon ruptures, wounds, infections
Injuries by region including:
Paediatric injuries greenstick and torus fractures, elbow ossification centres
Case based scenarios
To effectively assess upper limb injuries, determine the need for imaging and referral, and provide appropriate treatment and follow up.
To gain experience in the interpretation of upper limb trauma X rays