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192641 - Assessment and Management of Minor Burns for Rural GPs

  • : Online

This educational activity aims to provide GPs with practical knowledge, resources and confidence to more effectively assess and manage minor burns in their practice.

Relevance to General Practice

Minor burns are common injuries and the appropriate care of burns is vital to prevent complications and poor outcomes. As such, it is important for all GPs, particularly rural GPs, to be aware of best practice guidelines for critical aspects of burn care including the assessment of burn depth as well as effective burn management, follow-up and referral. However, in a survey carried out in the minor burn facility of the Royal Perth Hospital, only 39% of patients had received appropriate first aid from their GP.

Learning outcomes
  • Outline how to assess burn depth
  • Identify when to refer to a burns unit
  • Describe appropriate initial management including first aid, blister management, dressings and follow-up
  • Describe key considerations in the management of burns in specific areas (such as the face, perineum, hands, feet)
  • 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
    192641 - Assessment and Management of Minor Burns for Rural GPs
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 hour
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    CPD Points
    2 cpd
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