ACUTE MUSCULOSKELETAL TRAUMA LIMB SUPPORT COURSE

ACUTE MUSCULOSKELETAL TRAUMA LIMB SUPPORT COURSE
(AMTLS)

March 5 – 6, 2016

McMaster Medical Centre

Hamilton, ON

The Acute Musculoskeletal Trauma and Limb Support Course is a 2 day, practical approach to the initial management of fractures of axial and appendicular skeleton.

Through informative lectures, case-based reviews, and hands on skills stations, health care providers will gain knowledge in the X-Ray diagnosis of fractures of the pelvis, acetabulum, spines and extremities, splinting of extremity fractures, and the diagnosis and evidence-based management of musculoskeletal emergencies such as compartment syndromes, open fractures and vascular injuries.

This course has been completely updated and revised for the Family/ER physicians who work in a rural setting/ community hospital with minimal or no availability for an orthopaedic consult. This course will guide the physician on how to manage and stabilize acute limb injuries and if necessary, stabilize the limb in preparation for transfer to a tertiary care centre.

A course for Physicians, Residents, IMG’s, & PA’s

Key principles in Management Techniques:

Limb and life threatening injuries
Local anaesthetic techniques
Hands on diagnosing
Hands on casting and splinting
Participants will become comfortable with basic and advanced principles in the management of limb injuries including the management of upper extremity injuries, hand injuries, spine injuries, pelvic injuries and lower extremity injuries.
Participants will gain a better understanding of local anaesthetic techniques important to the management of limb injuries
Participants will develop a systematic approach to the radiographic diagnosis of spine, pelvis and extremity injuries.
Participants will gain experience with extremity splinting techniques.
Participants will gain experience with diagnosing compartment syndrome and techniques in measuring compartment pressures.
Participants will gain experience with managing paediatric musculoskeletal injuries.
Participants will gain experience with managing the trauma patient by stabilizing the patient’s ABC’s and then going on to the Secondary Survey.
Participants will review case presentations and discuss their immediate management.

 

AMTLS is CME approved by the College of Family Physicians

AMTLS was designed by Orthopaedic Surgeons at McMaster University and is taught by the AMTLS Orthopaedic team

We will also gladly travel to your hospital to hold an AMTLS course.

For further information / inquiries , please contact :Donna Allerton at : donnaallerton@me.com

To register, please click on link     http://www.advancedlifesupportcourses.ca

Regards

Donna Allerton, RN

Coordinator – AMTLS Program

Coordinator – ATLS Program

Director – ACLS Program

www.advancedlifesupportcourses.ca

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