ECM MP COURSE TOPICS

Emergency Centre Management - Medical Practitioner

CPR

ILCOR and resuscitation council guidelines 
CPR technique
Reversible causes
Post ROSC care
Paediatric and Neonatal CPR

PROCEDURAL SEDATION AND ANALGESIA

Introduction and preparation
Medication
Monitoring
Post sedation care
Examples

INTUBATION

Introduction to intubation
Medication
Preparation
Technique

VENTILATION

Introduction to ventilation and lung protection
Settings & values
Modes
Toubleshooting & examples

BURNS AND ELECTRIC SHOCKS

Burns
Electrical injury
Lightning injury

HEAD AND C-SPINE INJURY

Head injury
Concussion
C-spine injury

POLYTRAUMA

Systematic approach
Examples and discussions

DKA/GLUCOSE ISSUES

Introduction and hypoglycaemia
Hyperglycaemia
DKA and HHS

COMMON MINOR PRESENTATIONS

Fever
Acute gastroenteritis
Headache
Backache

COMMON MAJOR PRESENTATIONS

Stroke
Sepsis
Seizures

ECG, ACS, ARRHYTHMIAS

Understanding ECGs
ACS and ECG
Approach to chest pain
Important ECGs

X-RAYS

Chest x-ray
Abdominal x-ray
Pelvic x-ray
C-spine x-ray

ABDOMINAL PAIN

Approach to abdominal pain
Differential diagnosis

ORTHOPAEDICS

Upper limb injuries and conditions
Lower limb injuries and conditions

CASTING AND JOINT DISLOCATIONS

Casting
Dislocations

OPHTHALMOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES

Non-trauma conditions
Trauma conditions

DENTAL EMERGENCIES AND CONDITIONS

Anatomy and trauma conditions
Non-trauma conditions

UROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES AND CONDITIONS

Non-trauma emergencies
Trauma emergencies

MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES AND CONDITIONS

Aggressive patient
Suicide
Chronic mental health condition
Drug seekers

EC PROCEDURES

Blood gas
Chest drain
Epistaxis
Other minor procedures

CLINICAL SCORES

Clinical scores
Chest pain score
Important scores

STATISTICS AND EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE

Medical research
Statistics

RASHES / SKIN CONDITIONS

Approach to skin rashes
Important skin conditions

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Hyperthermia
Hypothermia
Altitude/diving
Drowning
Radiation

TOXICOLOGY

Toxidromes
Specific toxins

BITES AND STINGS

Human bites
Dog bites
Snake bites
Spider bites
Scorpions stings

ULTRASOUND

Approach to ultrasound
Examples

WOUND CARE

Introduction
Repair agents
Examples

ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE EMERGENCY CENTRE

Consent
DNR and living will
Blood alcohol levels
Natural and unnatural death
POPI act

MANAGING A BUSY EMERGENCY CENTRE

Emergency Medicine approach
Early decision making
Summarising a patient