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Introduction to Minor Injury & Ailment Management for Practice Nurses City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This study day will ensure that you are up to date in understanding the assessment and management of patients with minor injuries and ailments in primary care. It will enhance the care you are able to deliver by ensuring your skills and knowledge is maintained, developed and up to date.

It will enable further clinical skills progression and allow you to move on to other programmes of education if desired. You will receive a certificate of attendance from City, University of London.

Please note we will accept Practice Nurses on the Introduction to Minor Injury and Ailment Management for School Nurses study day which is running on April 6th 2020.

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    A very good insight into advancing nurse practice

    Practice Nurse ,Stoke Newington

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    Tanya was excellent. Answered questions well obviously very experienced and encouraged class discussion. I thoroughly enjoyed this day

    Practice Nurse

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • A brief review of the SOAP assessment framework
  • Common ophthalmological conditions
  • Common ENT conditions
  • UTI’s
  • Common respiratory conditions
  • Minor head injuries, concussion and facial injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Principles of assessment
    • Fractures and soft tissue injuries
    • Common upper and lower limb injuries
  • The assessment and management of acute wounds:
    • Surgical wounds
    • Traumatic wounds
    • Burns
    • Common soft tissue ailments
  • The assessment and management of chronic wounds:
    • Leg ulcers
    • Pressure ulcers
    • Diabetic foot ulcer
    • Fungating wounds



Prerequisite knowledge

Applicants must be practice nurses.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.



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

Module leaders

  • Tanya

    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.