Emergency nurse practitioner minor injury course

We are pleased to announce that Addenbrooke's hospital will be running a Minor Injury Course for nurses who are looking to develop skills in autonomous practice in dealing with patients with minor injuries.

The course will be run by the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) service of Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The ENP service was introduced to the Emergency Department six years ago. Today it is an efficient, effective team of fifteen full time ENP’s with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The aim of the course is to prepare experienced registered nurses working withinemergency, primary care and walk-in environments to provide a high level of autonomous care for patients presenting with minor trauma.

The course will be held over 5 days on 3 separate weeks and you will need to be available to attend every session. The dates for the next course sessions will be as follows:

  • Monday 12 October – Friday 16 October 2015
  • Monday 23 November – Friday 27 November 2015
  • Monday 18 January – Friday 22 January 2016

Teaching will be provided by experienced nurse practitioners, Emergency Department Consultants and specialist speakers from various specialities.

The content of the course will include:

  • The Emergency Nurse Practitioner, professional and legal issues
  • History taking, Assessment and Documentation
  • Radiology
  • Upper Limb
  • Hand/Digits
  • Lower Limb
  • Knee
  • Wounds/Burns
  • Eyes
  • Ear and Nose Trauma
  • Maxillofacial
  • Paediatric minor trauma

The course will be broken down into:

  • 90 hours of lectures, discussion and demonstration
  • 8 OSCE Assessments (Observed Structured Examination)
  • 7.5 hours of Case presentations
  • 150 hours of supervised practice in students own working areas
  • 100 hours of self-directed study

Please note: The ENP Minor Injury Course structure has recently been changed.  There will no longer be an additional clinical placement at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and course applicants would therefore be required to complete all their clinical competencies in their own clinical setting with a designated mentor, with whom we will correspond in advance of the course.  Therefore in this respect only applications from registered nurses working in a nursing role on a permanent basis in a relevant area such as the emergency department or minor injuries unit within their organisation can be considered and your place will need to be funded by your organisation, rather than self-funded.  Unfortunately, it will not be possible to consider any applications which do not fulfil the above conditions.

Total cost: £1,800 including VAT

To reserve a place please contact:
eau-enp.courses@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Course materials