Complex Fractures and Dislocations Course
DATE & TIME: January 19, 2018, 7:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
ADDRESS: Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff, AB
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is designed to learn hands-on skills to deal with complicated fractures and dislocations seen in the rural emergency departments. The course will include short case-based presentations on specific fractures, a discussion of diagnosis and treatment, demonstration of the applicable cast and/or splint and hands-on practice. The morning will focus on fractures and dislocations of the upper limbs and the afternoon will focus on the lower limbs. Participants will practice on each other, including applying splints and casts (appropriate attire is suggested).
The intent of the course is for learners to
- Determine what injuries should be treated in the rural emergency department
- Order appropriate x-rays according to injury presentation,
- Perform proper techniques for reducing splinting and casting
- Evaluate when to transport and refer the at-risk patient.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Other Health Professionals (remote practice sites)
CREDITS: Mainpro+ Group Learning – 6.0 credits MOC Section 1 – 6.0 credits.