In this course, you will learn about types of thoracic trauma and how to identify and care for those with thoracic trauma within the framework of the trauma nursing process. Blunt and penetrating chest trauma is common in traumatically injured patients and account for 20 to 25% of trauma deaths (Narayanan et al., 2018). The trauma nurse needs to be able to identify and intervene when a patient sustains thoracic injuries to reduce morbidity and mortality.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Managing Thoracic Trauma
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Thoracic Trauma
Organs and Structures
Types of Thoracic Injuries
Section 3: Nursing Care
Section 4: Conclusion
Mrs. Matson is the manager of trauma services and EMS at a large academic level 1 trauma center. She has her masters of nursing in leadership, trauma nurse specialist (TNS) license, is a TNS instructor, Trauma Nurse Core Course instructor, Emergency Pediatric Nursing Course instructor, is a certified emergency nurse, and is licensed prehospital nurse. Mrs. Matson is responsible for the overall quality and execution of care of the trauma program in conjunction with the trauma medical director. She is also responsible for the quality metrics, execution of education, and state required mandates for a large EMS system that stretches through several counties. Disclosure: Julie Matson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, TNS, CEN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Staff Writer: Kimberly Workman, MA
Ms. Workman is an Instructional Designer at Relias. She has a Master of Arts in Technology and Communication, as well as graduate certificates in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Digital Communications. Ms. Workman has a background in writing and designing online continuing medical education for physicians and other health professionals on multiple educational platforms, including web-based, game-based, and immersive learning environments. She has also used simulation training extensively to connect learning to real-world environments. Disclosure: Kimberly Workman, MA discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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