Primary Survey - Initial Assessment and Mangement - PDC20092




1 hour

This online Short Course introduces the key aspects of the primary survey and identifies fundamental management interventions in the context of an emergency department presentation.  The objective of the Primary Survey is to identify all life-threatening injuries and conditions and to initiate resuscitation/treatment immediately.  The Primary Survey is a structured, systematic process conducted on all clients that present to critical care areas.  However, it can be applied to any context within the healthcare system.  

The fee for this short course will be $25.00.

Course Outline

Study Mode: Online
Duration: 1 hour
  1. Identify the keys aspects of the primary survey Patient Assessment
  2. Outline initial assessment priorities
  3. Recognise the importance of baseline observations in the primary survey.


Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.
This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course students will be awarded 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.
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