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Managing Common Fractures in Primary Care - GP Stream

1 Day
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Course overview

The ability to properly manage patient injuries, apply immobilisation or splinting, and fit a range of slings and casts is a technical skill easily mastered with practice and an understanding of basic principles. 

Benchmarque Group’s Managing Common Fractures in Primary Care workshop will provide an opportunity to learn modern fracture treatment techniques and create confidence to use the tools, manage common primary care presentations, and reduce the burden of pain and injury for your patients.

Course outline

Managing common fractures in primary healthcare settings presents significant challenges. The establishment of dedicated Urgent Care Clinics is anticipated to result in an influx of patients with various injuries, further complicating the situation.

General Practitioners (GPs) are well-equipped to handle these challenges, starting from the initial assessment, monitoring, and treatment, all in accordance with the latest evidence-based guidelines. This workshop offers a unique opportunity for face-to-face learning, enabling participants to acquire modern fracture treatment techniques. By attending, you will gain the confidence to apply these methods, effectively handle typical primary care cases, and alleviate pain and injury for your patients.

During this workshop, attendees will engage in hands-on activities, collaborating with peers to practice applying and removing casting products and immobilisation aids through simulated scenarios. This practical approach aims to enhance your skills and empower you to manage fractures and injuries competently in primary healthcare settings.

Course content
  • Casting Products  
  • Immobilisation Aids
  • Cast Removal
  • Soft Tissue Injury Management
  • Movement Assessment and Pain Management
  • Complications
  • Demonstrations and Product Practice
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Examine and select the appropriate tools and/or products required for casting products, mobilisation and immobilisation aids.
  • Explain the principles of fracture management and bone healing in adults and children.
  • Identify soft tissue injury management.
  • Apply clinical assessment to movement and considerations for pain management.
  • Demonstrate limb splinting and/or immobilisation application and cast removal.
Entry Requirements
  • General Practitioner
  • Registered Medical Officer
  • Other Profession on application. 
Delivery

One day face-to-face workshop

Assessments

No formal assessment. 

Value for Organisations
What we expect

Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Key Information

1 Day
Workshop
$POA inc GST
per student
5 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Suitable Professions

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General Practitioner
RACGP CPD Approved Hours
Educational Activities
2 hours
Reviewing Performance
3 hours
CPD Approved Activity EA
CPD Approved Activity RP

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this course?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.