Minor Illness: The Identification & Management of Common Conditions in Primary Care
- The practitioner is expected to complete clinical competencies within their working environment after completion of the course to ensure safe and competent practice.
- The clinical practitioner will be able to appropriately document the patients’ history and perform a clinical examination to identify, treat and manage a wide range of common minor conditions presenting in primary care.
- Understand best practice and provide the theoretical background for commonly encountered conditions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE
- Taking a clinical history appropriate to the presenting complaint.
- Documentation and record keeping.
- Indemnity, professional and legal responsibilities.
- Recognising common presentations in Ear, Nose and Throat concerns, such as otitis externa, tonsillitis and sinusitis.
- Recognising common presenting symptoms in the respiratory system, such as cough, SOB, wheeze and identifying associated common conditions.
- How to conduct a physical examination in ENT, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
- Recognising common abdominal symptoms such as pain, changes in bowel habits, urinary concerns and identifying associated common conditions.
- Recognising common skin complaints and rashes presenting in primary care in adults and children. Also identifying notifiable diseases and how to inform the health protection team.
- How to conduct a physical examination of the abdomen and the skin.
- Discuss and outline of competencies to be carried out following completion of the course to ensure safe and confident practice.
- Conclusion and evaluation.