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Essentials of Trauma Nursing

Essentials of Trauma Nursing

Essentials of Trauma Nursing

Erik J. Usher, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, EMT-P, CFRN
Erik J. Usher, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, EMT-P, CFRN
on behalf of Western Schools

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Launch date: 13 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Trauma is a global problem defined as any injury caused by a transfer of energy to the body. It is ranked as the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and is the number one cause of death among people 1 to 44 years of age in the United States (CDC, 2014). In this edition, current evidence-based practice has been updated as well as the addition of a chapter covering bariatric trauma. The goal of this course is to provide comprehensive content on nursing trauma care, including mechanisms of injury, common injuries seen, and resuscitation and management of injured patients. The course serves as a reference for trauma registered nurses working in the emergency room, trauma intensive care units, and for those practicing in nontrauma clinical areas who desire to know more about trauma care. The course also serves as a preparation for trauma nursing certification. Course content includes basic concepts of trauma systems, triage, initial assessment of pediatric and adult trauma, shock, trauma to specific anatomic regions, burn and cold injuries, maternal and pediatric trauma, elder trauma, bariatric trauma, psychosocial aspects of trauma care, disaster management, interpretation of arterial blood gas reports, and nursing care of the recovering trauma patient.

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Objectives

Describe the epidemiology of trauma, mechanisms of injury, principles of disaster management, and key components of a trauma care system
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the epidemiology of trauma, mechanisms of injury, principles of disaster management, and key components of a trauma care system
Describe the initial assessment and post-trauma nursing care of the trauma patient, including interpretation of arterial blood gas reports
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the initial assessment and post-trauma nursing care of the trauma patient, including interpretation of arterial blood gas reports
Describe the nursing management of shock
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of shock
Describe the nursing management of the patient with a head injury
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of the patient with a head injury
Describe the nursing management of the patient with eye, maxillofacial, and neck injuries
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of the patient with eye, maxillofacial, and neck injuries
Describe the nursing management of the patient with thoracic trauma
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of the patient with thoracic trauma
Describe the nursing management of the patient with abdominal trauma
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of the patient with abdominal trauma
Describe the nursing management of the patient with spinal cord injuries
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of the patient with spinal cord injuries
Describe the nursing management of the patient with musculoskeletal trauma
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of the patient with musculoskeletal trauma
Describe the nursing management of the patient with burn and cold injuries
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the nursing management of the patient with burn and cold injuries
Identify the nursing management of trauma in special populations (pregnant women, pediatrics, geriatrics, and bariatrics)
After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify the nursing management of trauma in special populations (pregnant women, pediatrics, geriatrics, and bariatrics)
Identify the psychosocial issues affecting the trauma nurses, patients and caregivers of patients who have experienced a traumatic injury
After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify the psychosocial issues affecting the trauma nurses, patients and caregivers of patients who have experienced a traumatic injury
Erik J. Usher, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, EMT-P, CFRN

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Erik J. Usher, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, EMT-P, CFRN
on behalf of Western Schools

Erik J. Usher, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, EMT-P, CFRN, has more than 27 years of widespread clinical trauma experience, most recently as a rotor-wing flight nurse/paramedic for Bayflite Aeromedical Program out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Erik began his trauma career in 1988 in Bristol, Connecticut, working for a busy hospital-based EMS agency. While continuing to work EMS, Erik obtained a diploma in nursing at St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, where he then started his trauma nursing career in the emergency department of one of the state’s largest and busiest Level I trauma centers. In 1998, Erik began working for University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, the busiest Level I trauma center based on ISS Severity at the time in the United States. In concert with working in the freestanding Resuscitation Department, Erik began his flight nursing career for Mercy Air in 1998, where he helped establish the Las Vegas medevac flight program. Erik became the manager of the Las Vegas base while also maintaining his skills in the trauma center as a nurse and in EMS as a street paramedic. Erik has been an active speaker at national conventions as well as a lead instructor for advanced procedural cadaver laboratories throughout the country. Erik maintains active credentials as an instructor for the Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nursing Core Course as well as with the American Heart Association as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor. Erik maintains board certifications as a Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, and Certified Flight Registered Nurse. He holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration and has been published in several textbooks and medical journals.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 30.00 Hours

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