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Musculoskeletal and neurovascular assessment of the lower limbs

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Note: You will need to enrol in both Modules 7 and 8 to cover both the upper and  lower limbs.

This four-hour module has been designed for both Enrolled and Registered Nurses to revise key aspects of musculoskeletal and neurovascular assessment of the lower limbs.

This module will provide you with the combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and abilities that underpin competent physical assessments. The content is interspersed with questions and activities followed by a quiz at the end of the module.

By completing this module you’ll earn four CPD hours and achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Update and add to your knowledge of  pain and pain aetiology
  • Review history taking from a musculoskeletal and neurovascular perspective
  • Revise and consolidate your knowledge of lower limb musculoskeletal assessment using: ‘look’, ‘feel’ and ‘move’
  • Revise and consolidate your knowledge of lower limb neurovascular assessment using: ‘tone’, ‘power’, ‘reflexes’ and ‘sensation’
  • Outline the dangers if inexperienced staff were to perform a musculoskeletal assessment
  • Decide on the responsibilities  and escalation processes
  • Review how assessment is incorporated within holistic care and management of patients
  • Reflect on previous practice.
Course codeNot applicable
PrerequisitesNil
Course datesOn enrolment at your own pace
Mode of deliveryOnline
Course duration4 CPD hours
On campus datesNil
Textbook and resourcesNil
Fee$121.00
 

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