Interactive online course requiring the clinician to consider a range of the clinical problems and scenarios. Acute Orthopaedic injury is a common emergency presentation and occurs across all age groups with injuries ranging from minor through to limb or even life threatening.
Relevance to General Practice
The courses explores the assessment and management of joint dislocations of the upper and lower limb, bony and soft tissue injuries of the lower limb and use of intravenous sedation for the reduction of fractures and joint dislocations.
The course is divided into the following key areas :
1. Lower Limb Injuries
2. Joint Dislocations
3. Intravenous Procedural Sedation
- Identify the immediate priorities in the assessment and management of the patient presenting with limb injury
- Describe the principles of assessment and immediate management of the patient with suspected fracture to the lower limb
- Identify the clinical and radiological findings in patients presenting with dislocations of major joints including shoulder, elbow, knee, hip and ankle.
- Identify the clinical and radiological findings in patients presenting with finger dislocation
- Identify fractures associated with a high risk for complication and requiring urgent referral to orthopaedic services
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Rural health
- Adult health
- Care of older people
- Pain management