Acute Orthopaedic Injury (1): X-ray Interpretation and Upper Limb Injury

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Acute Orthopaedics (1)

Radiological and Clinical Assessment, Upper limb injury, Plaster Splinting

Latest Course update: January 2017

Acute orthopaedic injury is a common emergency presentation and occurs across all age groups with injuries ranging from minor through to limb or even life threatening. In this first course, we explore the clinical and radiological assessment of the patient with orthopaedic injury, review the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of a range of upper limb soft tissue injuries and fractures, and complete the topic by examining the procedure for applying a plaster cast to splint injuries. The topic is divided into the the following key areas:

  1. Assessment of limb injury

  2. Upper limb injuries

  3. Splinting limb injuries

Information about the course

  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics, and students in all medical fields

  • CME hours: Certified for 8 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accredited with RACGP and ACRRM

  • Duration of enrolment: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolment)

  • CPD certificate provided with successful completion of the course

ACRRM Accredited CourseCourse Accreditation


  • Course Code: 8332

  • Points Allocation: 30 PRPD Points

RACGP Accredited ActivityRACGP

  • Activity Number: 88113

  • Points Category: Category 1

  • Points Allocation: 40 Points