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Essential Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery Emergencies course

31 March 2015

This hugely successful course on essential Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery emergencies took place in February.

This hugely successful course on essential Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery emergencies took place in February.

It was attended by 50 medical students and doctors at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and was designed for all doctors who may encounter orthopaedic or plastic surgery emergencies whether it is a patient with an infected dog bite in A&E, a child who has fallen on their arm attending GP or an elderly patient who has fractured their hip on the ward.

The course was led by Dr Kate David and taught by senior plastic surgery and orthopaedic registrars from Chelsea and Westminster with an emphasis on interactive, fun, case-based scenarios.

An array of refreshments with platters of French meats and cheeses were provided in the break which was kindly sponsored by the MDU and well received by the attendees!

Pre and post course quizzes completed by the attendees revealed a significant improvement in knowledge and confidence in managing patients presenting with these emergencies. Along with positive feedback, it proved to be a valuable course on a subject that is often overlooked and underestimated in its importance in the undergraduate medical curriculum.