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Special Considerations in Trauma Nursing

Special Considerations in Trauma Nursing

Special Considerations in 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: 16 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 188072

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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

After an introduction to the etiology of trauma and components of a trauma care system, this course highlights special considerations beyond the initial assessment of the trauma patient. These considerations include areas of high-risk and special populations seen in trauma care. Shock states and burn/cold trauma require special nursing assessment and early nursing intervention and management. Nursing considerations for special populations, such as pregnant women, children, geriatric, and bariatric patients are presented with current evidenced-based practice. Most nurses within emergency departments and critical care require education in disaster preparation as they are considered the front-line healthcare professionals managing events that potentially strain the facilities and local government health delivery systems. The chapter on disaster management will present the definitions of disaster and nursing responsibilities during a disaster. Finally, psychosocial considerations, such as the patient and their support system’s perception of the traumatic event, will assist the nurse to assess coping mechanisms and to support the patient and their family holistically.

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, 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, disaster management, and key components of a trauma care system
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 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, including 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, including 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)
  • 13.00 Hours

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