134572 - Early management of upper limb injuries in general practice
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This activity has been designed to provide General Practitioners with a guide to initial assessment and early management of upper limb injuries. This will assist them with overall management with the emphasis on correct and timely management and early follow-up.
Relevance to General Practice
Upper limb injuries are very common and patients frequently present to general practitioners for treatment. Circumstances of the injury and varied patient factors are critical to assessment. Outcome of these injuries requires short term pain control and diagnosis; fracture immobilisation, comfort and function in the treatment device medium term; and longer term, the best functional outcome.
The aim will be to guide GP’s through the initial assessment and early management of fractures and provide a logical, simple structure for this process. To discuss the treatment options for the management of upper limb Orthopaedic conditions/injuries along with the precautions, management and practical tips for patients in a sling brace and/or cast.
- 1. Describe the treatment options for the management of upper limb injuries
- 2. To be able to advise patients of the expectations whilst wearing a cast, sling, brace on their upper limbs
- 3. Recognise the signs and symptoms indicating problems whilst wearing a cast, sling, brace