Emergencies in General Practice
Expand your knowledge and skills as a primary care nurse to achieve best patient outcomes in general practice
About this Program
Helping primary care nurses expand their knowledge and skills to achieve best patient outcomes in general practice
GPEx’s Practice Nurse Education and Development Program is specifically tailored to nurses wanting to transition into a general practice setting, or those who are already working in primary health care who want to upskill.
This module is one of 24 modules available in the Program. Modules can be purchased individually or together at a discounted price. You will have immediate access for up to 12 months from time of purchase.
An online certificate of completion is automatically available on successful completion.
Seat time: 2 hours
In this module, you will learn about:
- How to ensure you and your clinic are prepared for emergency situations
- Immediate management of the unconscious patient, including revision of the Basic Life Support algorithm
- How to respond to common cardiac emergencies including life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, acute chest pain of possible cardiac origin / myocardial infarctions and acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
- How to respond to common respiratory emergencies including acute asthma, severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and croup
- How to assist with a patient presenting with severe abdominal pain
- How to immediately respond to a patient with suspected anaphylaxis
- How to respond to neurological emergencies including seizures and a suspected stroke / transient ischaemic attack
- How to respond to glycaemic emergencies including hypoglycaemia and a severe hyperglycaemic event
- How to safely assess and manage a patient with a suspected fracture and/or dislocation
- How to respond to common mental health emergencies including aggressive patients and those with acute suicidal ideation