Introduction to Minor Injury and Ailment Management for School Nurses  Short Courses

Course Information

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28 November 2017 09:00 Full day £180.00 CS6047 Apply Now
13 February 2018 09:00 Full day £180.00 CS6047 Apply Now

Course Content

This one day course is intended to be an introduction/update in minor injuries and ailments for school nurses. It covers the following:

  • The school nurses role in managing minor injuries and ailments
  • SOAP assessment framework
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
    • General principles
    • Fractures and soft tissue injuries
    • Common upper and lower limb injuries
  • Minor head injuries, concussion and facial injuries
  • Pain assessment and management
  • Common ENT presentations
  • Common ophthalmology presentations
  • Assessment and management of acute wounds and burns
  • Steri-strip and tissue adhesive workshop

Tutor Info

Tanya has had a long and varied career in A&E. While working as an A&E sister she developed an interest in the management of minor injuries and illness and spent a significant period of time working as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

She then became a Lecturer Practitioner in A&E, a post jointly shared between Homerton Hospital and City University. During this time she was the module leader for the post-registration A&E and trauma modules. Following this Tanya became a Nurse Consultant in A&E at Homerton, while continuing to teach at City. Latterly, she was Head of Practice Development at Homerton Hospital.

Tanya currently works part time as a visiting lecturer at City, University of London, as well as practising as a school nurse. She holds an MSc in Nursing (Advanced Practitioner Pathway) and has published work in relation to trauma and minor injuries and ailments.

Eligibility

Nursing staff working as School Nurses.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

What will I learn?

This study day will ensure that you are up to date in the assessment and management of minor injuries and ailments in a school setting. It will enhance the care you are able to deliver by ensuring your skills and knowledge is maintained, developed and up to date. You will receive a certificate of attendance from City, University of London.

Teaching and Assessment

There is no formal assessment for delegates on this day but the day will be evaluated and comments received with thanks.

Recommended Reading

Please review paediatric anatomy and physiology prior to attending.

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