Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. (CDC, 2019a). Unintentional traumatic injuries and violence claim nearly 200,000 lives per year, with motor vehicle crashes and falls accounting for nearly 78,000 deaths in 2019 (CDC, 2019b). Trauma and violence also account for more than 2.5 million non-fatal injuries annually and are the leading cause of hospitalization, morbidity, and disability in people between the ages of 1 and 55 (CDC, 2019b). Among trauma victims, blunt chest trauma is cited as the primary cause of death in 20% to 25% of cases (CDC, 2019b).
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 11/1/2022.
Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Dietitians
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Assessment
Phase 1: The Primary Assessment
Phase 2: Secondary Assessment
Assessment and Resuscitation
Section 3: Diagnostic Tools
Section 4: Injuries
Chest Wall Injuries
Circulatory System Injuries
Section 6: Conclusion
Ashley Coffey, RN, BSN, BA is a SME nurse writer for Relias with a focus in Acute Care. She holds three bachelor's degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill: in English Literature, Linguistics, and Nursing. With over ten years of nursing experience in critical care, post-surgical care, and post-anesthesia care units in university and community hospitals across the United States, she fosters a particular passion for balancing time constraints with necessary, engaging education for nurses. Disclosure: Ashley M. Coffey, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a ContributorExpert Reviewer: Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M)
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.Disclosure: Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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