Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Current Evidence and Best Practice in the Nursing Management of Patients with Lower Limb Fractures

This programme provides registered nurses with evidence based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the management of a patient a fracture of the lower limb. Current evidence will be explored to support nurses in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to recognising and preventing complications associated with fractures of the lower limb.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEU
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the management of a patient a fracture of the lower limb.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to recognising and preventing complications associated with fractures of the lower limb.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the anatomy and physiology of major bones of the lower limb.
  • Critically discuss key principles in the nursing management of lower limb fractures.
  • Critically discuss the general principles of cast care and prevention of complications associated with plaster casts.
  • Critically discuss the importance of pain management in patients with a lower limb fracture.
  • Critically evaluate the complications of lower limb fractures and discuss the prevention and management of same, incorporating wound management.
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