The Assessment and Management of Paediatric Minor Injuries

This Minor Injuries course focuses on the paediatric patient. It covered the basic principles of examining diagnosing and treating injured children. This two-day course aims to increase safe practice within emergency departments, injury units and general practice in relation to the assessment, examination and management of children presenting with injuries.

Suitable for:

  • Paediatric nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Those working in emergency departments and injury units
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Junior Doctors

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Aims and Objectives

  • Increase safe practice within Emergency Departments, Minor Injury Units and General Practice in relation to the assessment, examination and management of Paediatric patients presenting with Minor Injuries.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the assessment, diagnosis and management of Paediatric patients presenting with minor injuries. This will provide healthcare professionals with a solid theoretical foundation to inform future practice.

Assessment of Learning

  • Formative- Continuous assessment throughout- clinical faculty observation
  • Summative- MCQ


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The Assessment and Management of Minor Injuries

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the basic tenants of paediatric anatomical development and patterns of injury and recovery
  • Be familiar with the principles of paediatric analgesia
  • Develop assessment and management skills of common minor injuries and musculoskeletal conditions in the paediatric patient


Course content:

  • Complete and Comprehensive history taking of Paediatric patient
  • Overview of anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment and management of non-life-threatening injuries to shoulder, elbow and wrist including differential diagnoses in Paediatric patient
  • Assessment and management of non-life-threatening upper limb injuries in Paediatric patient – Continued
  • Closed limb injuries of bones and soft tissue in Paediatric patient
  • The hand assessment to include injuries to nerves and tendons in Paediatric patient
  • Overuse injuries
  • Assessment and management of lower limb injuries including differential diagnosis of knee, ankle, foot in Paediatric patient
  • Practical demonstrations and assessments
  • Ottawa rules
  • Radiology
  • POLICE, support, splinting and discharge advice
  • Foreign bodies


  • Be a registered healthcare professional
  • To be eligible for this training you must have current employment and support to practice in an appropriate health care setting. It would be advantageous to have an allocated clinically experienced supervisor who will support your clinical practice.

Methods of learning:

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Role plays
  • Practical Assessments
  • Q & A’s

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€500.00 (Including VAT)


9.30am- 4.30pm



CityNorth Hotel & Conference
Centre, Gormanston, Co. Meath,
K32 W562, Ireland

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12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)