Management of
Foreign Body and Lacerations


    Foreign bodies and lacerations often present in an emergency situation with the hands and feet being the most common sites for splinters, nails and other objects embedded.

    In this course Brygel covers local anaesthetic and surgical approaches to a diverse variety of problems that present in General Practice.

    Also covered in this course:

    • How to deal with lacerations and a variety of different types of wounds that may present including simple, clean cut through to dirty wounds or wounds that have been present for 1-2 days and may potentially be infected.
    • How to approach the management of all these different foreign body and laceration treatments.

     Whilst the aim is to obtain primary closure this often is not always possible, thus this course also covers:

    • Debridement of the wound and healing via secondary intention to give the practitioner the ability to cope with most type of foreign bodies and lacerations in the office.
    • Wound management including possible infections and how to manage those infections along with other complications.
    • Unusual sites and how to best deal with these cases.
    • Common to all of these is the required investigations, informed consent, adequate anaesthesia and post-operative care.

    Course Curriculum

    Module 01.
    02.1 Ingrown Toenail: Introduction FREE 00:02:00
    This module introduces the course lecturer, Associate Professor Maurice Brygel and outlines what will be covered in this course.
    Module 02.
    Module 03.
    03.1 Office Procedures 00:03:00
    This is a general office procedures overview and covers a variety of subjects to help you get your head around doing procedures in your consulting room or clinic treatment room. This module includes informed consent, preparing the patient for office procedures, principles of wound healing, factors that affect wound healing, wound complications and aseptic technique.
    Module 04.
    04.1 Ingrown Toenail: Diagnosis 00:05:00
    Module 05.
    05.1 Anatomy of the Toe 00:02:00
    Module 06.
    06.1 Conservative Measures 00:02:00

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      This is great course for all GPs and Nurses.

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