Gold Coast Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Professor Randy Bindra.
Activity ID 208781.
Hand injuries are a common presentation in general practice and optimal hand function is essential for good quality of life.
Unfortunately, hand injuries are very common; causes include sporting accidents and occupational injuries. According to Safe Work Australia (2008), Finger and hand injuries are the most common type of work-related injury in Australia.
While many injuries will heal remarkably well with minimal intervention, some injuries can result in permanent disability if not treated appropriately. The resulting negative impact on quality of life can be significant.
Many hand and finger injuries are initially assessed in general practice. If not treated appropriately, some injuries can result in permanent disability, with significant resulting negative impact on quality of life. It is therefore important for primary care physicians to understand the general principles of management for any hand injury.
1. Conduct adequate and careful initial clinical assessment/investigation for hand injuries
2. Provide clinical care in the GP Surgery
3. Know when to refer to Gold Coast Private emergency department versus a clinic referral
4. Provide post-injury care and provide advice on return to work and activities advice.
Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.
GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for Prof. Bindra to Alix Irby, GCPH BDM (email@example.com).
If you do not wish to receive further clinical updates, or invitations to educational seminars, from the facilitators, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the activity.