Urgent Care Courses

Nurse Primary Care Update Course Do you see patients acutely in your GP surgery? Do you triage patients? Are you ever on call? Do you work in a walk in centre or out of hours’ environment?

If so, when was the last time you attended a CPD update on the acute management of patients?

This course is suitable for ALL healthcare professionals who see patients acutely, both In and Out of Hours.

  • A sick child. How do you know if they are septic? Is it meningitis? Should you give antibiotics if there is no rash and you suspect sepsis?
  • Did you know measles and invasive group A streptococcus are on the rise? Could you identify them? How can you differentiate them from the maculopapular rash of Zika Virus?
  • A patient on the telephone who describes a TIA. How soon should we see them? Should we prescribe aspirin over the phone before they see us?
  • The teenager who is self-harming or the person who has suicidal thoughts. How are we best able to help them acutely, based on current evidence?
  • Abdominal pain, what is the first line treatment for appendicitis or diverticulitis, should you give antibiotics?

If you are uncertain of the answers to any of these questions, then the NB Medical URGENT CARE course is for you, 6 hours of CPD covering the most common, important, not to miss 'Hot Topics' in acute primary care.

Course feedback has been excellent:

"By far the best days training I have ever had, full of insight and delivered in a very accessible and enjoyable way."

"I am going to have to change so much of my practice as a result of this course."


Whether you are a GP, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist or Paramedic, this course is for you if you see any patients acutely in general practice, out of hours or any other urgent care environment.

Other highlights included in the course and manual:

  • An update on telephone triage
  • Sepsis toolkit 2014 v's NICE 2016 v's RCGP toolkit 2016. Which should you use?
  • The sick child
  • Eye presentations in urgent care
  • Acute mental health emergencies including self-harm and suicide mitigation
  • Skin rashes. From eczema and rosacea to herpes and measles
  • End of life care and symptoms control
  • Risk management, liability, indemnity and safety netting!
  • Pain management in the acute setting, do paracetamol and NSAIDS work anymore?
  • Pelvic and abdominal pain, differential diagnosis and acute treatment
  • Neck and back pain after RTA. Is it whiplash, or should I scan?
  • Prescribing benzodiazepines in urgent care
  • A section at the start of the book with rapid and ready reference for the acute management of emergencies e.g. croup, asthma, suspected cardiac chest pain, suspected meningitis, opioid overdose etc
  • DVLA advice in acute care
  • A summary and update of the 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines
  • An update on safeguarding, of both children and vulnerable adults
  • Abnormal blood tests. What to do when you are telephoned about a low potassium, sodium or haemoglobin...when do you worry and what do you do?
Each delegate will receive an ‘Urgent Care’ course book, including online access, and a certificate of attendance awarding 6 credits of CPD for the full day course.

The Urgent Care Course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Irish College of General Practitioners.

Gail Allsopp (Urgent Care Course Director and Lead) and Simon Curtis, Medical Director NB Medical Education
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