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Assessment and management of upper limb injuries masterclass

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

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.

Course Content

History and examination of upper limb injuries

Injury types bony injuries, sprains, tendon ruptures, wounds, infections

Injuries by region including:

  • Shoulder dislocation, tendinitis, rotator cuff tear
  • Elbow soft tissue signs, supracondylar fracture
  • Wrist Colles fracture, Smiths fracture, lunate disloction
  • Hand nerves and tendons, finger amputations

Paediatric injuries greenstick and torus fractures, elbow ossification centres
Case based scenarios

Course Aims and Outcomes

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

Course Attended By

Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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Professionals training professionals

M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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