Minor Injuries Level 7 (Health CPD)
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This 12-week module has been designed for health care professionals (HCPs), whose practice involves the assessment and management of patients with minor injuries. These HCPs may be working in autonomous roles in the provision of urgent or unscheduled care, e.g., nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and physiotherapists.
You will gain the skills required to provide safe, effective and evidence-based care for patients presenting with a range of minor injuries which you can critically apply to your area of practice. This will include communication skills, history taking, joint examination, assessment of wounds and other injuries including head, neck, ENT and eyes.
This module will be delivered via a blended approach over 12 weeks with six online learning blocks supported by synchronous webinars, along with one in-person skills simulation day with a further in-person day for an OSCE examination. Specialist lecturers will contribute to the taught content and support weekly webinars where appropriate. Please note: the focus of this module is on adult minor injuries, although an overview of the assessment and management of minor injuries in children is provided. We recommend further training than that provided in this module for those working in paediatric settings and roles.
Evaluate and consider the theoretical knowledge and understanding underpinning structured consultation skills used to build a therapeutic relationship which facilitates effective history taking and clinical reasoning.
Plan and organise a structured approach to the assessment and examination of a patient with a minor injury which considers pre-existing conditions
Critically analyse, evaluate and apply evidence drawn from diverse sources to inform the assessment and management of a patient with a minor injury showing an awareness of psycho-social and cultural factors and make recommendations for practice
Debate and explore the limits and opportunities of the autonomous practitioner role, including the legal and professional issues, relating to the care and management of people with minor injuries
• Blended learning comprising of a mix of live and asynchronous online sessions and one face to face taught day.
• Independent Study
• Written Assignment and OSCE
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via Professional Development section.
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