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Hypothermia in Trauma; Friend or Foe? - 2 CEs

The Golden Hour of Trauma - 1 Nursing CEs

Assisting with Emergent Trauma Procedures - 2 CEs

Family Survival of the Critical Trauma Patient - 2 CEs

Tight Glycemic Control of the Critical Trauma Patient - 1 CE

Nutritional Support of the Critical Trauma Patient - 3 CEs

Reducing Hospital Acquired Infection in Critically Ill Patients - 2 CEs

Blunt Aortic Trauma - 2 CEs

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Trauma Nursing CEUs Directory
  • Trauma: Mechanism of Injury - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    This course is designed to assist the nurse in completing an appropriate nursing assessment based on the trauma patient’s mechanism of injury. Understanding “How” someone was injured plays a key role in assuring that no injuries go undiagnosed. In addition to a complete physical assessment, understanding what signs and symptoms may be present, and what these discoveries mean, will not only help the nurse to focus in on key areas, but help produce quick and effective interventions. Discussion about the effect that trauma has on our society and on healthcare will also be presented.


  • Blunt Abdominal Trauma, 2nd Ed. - 1 CE

    Course Description
    This course is designed to explore abdominal injuries that are sustained after a blunt abdominal trauma. Pathophysiology, diagnosis based on physical exam as well as diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) will be presented. Nursing assessment, care and management (including nursing diagnosis) of the patient who has sustained either a solid (Liver/Kidney/Spleen) or hollow (Small Bowel) organ injury will be the final focus of this course.


  • Nutritional Support of the Critical Trauma Patient - 3 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    Although over the past 10 to 20 years, our understanding of the metabolic changes seen with starvation, sepsis and stress have deepened, nutrition is still an often neglected component of the care of a critical trauma patient. Secondary to abdominal trauma, the need for mechanical ventilation and overall critical injury; this patient population is at additional risk for malnutrition. This course is designed to provide the critical care nurse with a better understanding of the nutritional needs and considerations for the critical trauma patient.  Focus will be placed on defining malnutrition and gaining a better understanding of the importance of “early” nutritional support. The components of a good nutritional assessment using screening tools such as the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) will also be discussed. Nutritional requirements including carbohydrates, lipids and protein and the use of TPN/Enteral feeding as well as nursing care and management will be the final focus of this course.


  • Chest Trauma - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    This course will explore the actual mechanism of respiration as well as present information about the anatomy of the lungs. Signs and symptoms as well as nursing care and management of several pleural disruptions such as Pneumothorax, Hemothorax, Tension Pneumothorax, Aortic Rupture, Pulmonary Contusion and Flail Chest will also be discussed. An in-depth look at Chest Tube insertion and pre/post insertion care will also be presented. Finally this course will discuss nursing assessment and intervention should a patient with a chest trauma require intubation and mechanical ventilation.


  • Tight Glycemic Control of the Critical Trauma Patient - 1 CE Course Description

    Course Description
    Hyperglycemia in the critical trauma patient was once viewed as an adaptive response essential for survival (and therefore not tightly controlled). However; more recent evidence indicating that uncontrolled hyperglycemia is associated with poor outcomes, has prompted efforts to routinely correct and prevent hyperglycemia in critically ill patients. This course is designed to provide the critical care nurse with a better understanding of “non diabetic or “stress hyperglycemia”, and the effect it has on the critical trauma patient. Focus will be placed on interventions that  prevent/control hyperglycemia with emphasis on the practice of close glucose monitoring and insulin therapy. Nursing care and management of the hyperglycemic trauma patient will be the final focus of this course.


  • Family Survival of the Critical Trauma Patient - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    The unexpected admission of a loved one to the Intensive Care Unit can be devastating to the family members of a critical trauma patient. The intimidating and unfamiliar environment coupled with the knowledge that a loved one may be severely ill, disabled or even die often leaves family members in a state of shock. This course is designed to provide the critical care nurse with a better understanding of the physical and emotional stress that family members of a trauma patient face. Recognizing the sign and symptoms of family stress and focusing on some predictable and basic family needs will also be discussed. Developing a plan of care and implementing family interventions that foster effective coping, will be the final focus of this course.


  • Assisting with Emergent Trauma Procedures - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    Proper assessment and determining the degree of traumatic injury is crucial when prioritizing immediate interventions for the critical trauma patient. The competence of the nurse in prepping the patient, setting up equipment and assisting physicians with procedures is essential. This course is designed to explore several commonly performed “emergent” procedures with emphasis on the nurses role of preparing the patient, gathering necessary equipment and assisting as necessary. Post procedure monitoring from a nursing perspective, will be the final focus of this course.


  • The Golden Hour of Trauma - 1 CE Course Description

    Course Description
    In the United States, less then 30% of the population is within one hour of a major trauma center. Because not all emergency departments can provide adequate care to the multiple trauma patient, the golden hour of care (from the first 911 call, to delivery of the patient to a trauma center [and operating room]) becomes crucial. This course is designed to explore the importance of pre-hospital and emergency care of the critical trauma patient. Focus will be placed on interventions that are considered to be life saving from the time of injury until the patient has reached the operating room.  Nursing assessment, care and management of the critical trauma patient in the Emergency Department will be the final discussion in this course.


  • Trauma: Complications, 2nd Ed. - 4 CEs

    Course Description:
    This course is geared to give an overall view of the care and management of the trauma patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and/or Sepsis. Focus will be placed on diagnostic criteria, signs and symptoms, nursing assessment and Pathophysiologic changes.  Mechanical Ventilation options, Oxygen delivery and consumption, and End Tidal Co2 monitoring will also be discussed. The stages of Hypovolemic shock and the importance of re-establishing circulation with fluid and Vasopressors will be presented.  Finally this course will explain the Acid-Base imbalances of Respiratory/Metabolic Acidosis/Alkalosis and the role of the bodies buffering system that attempts to correct these imbalances.


  • Trauma During Pregnancy - 3 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    This course is designed to provide the latest statistics regarding trauma and pregnancy. In addition this course will provide an overview of the care and management of the pregnant trauma victim. Focus will be placed on first understanding the physiologic differences between the pregnant and non-pregnant women (lab values, and hemodynamic values) and the need to adapt normal resuscitation efforts. Fetal physiology and potential for fetal injury during a traumatic event will also be presented. Nursing assessment (both maternal and fetal) will be the final focus of this course.


  • Geriatric Trauma - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    This course is designed to give an overview on the care and management of the geriatric trauma patient. Statistics regarding the incidents of trauma as well as leading causes of trauma to geriatric patients will be presented. Focus will be placed on the affects that age and co-morbidity have on treatment options that are available for geriatric trauma patient. Nursing assessment and resuscitation efforts for geriatric trauma patients will be the final focus of this course.


  • Blunt Aortic Trauma - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    Up to 15% of all deaths following motor vehicle collisions are due to injury to the thoracic aorta (second only to head injury as the cause of death). Blunt aortic trauma (usually dissection or rupture) is most often caused an acceleration/deceleration injury that is sustained during a motor vehicle collision (MVC). Although complete rupture or dissection of the aorta usually results in death at the scene, smaller tearing or shearing injuries if diagnosed promptly in the emergency department are survivable. This course is designed to give the critical care nurse a better understanding of the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms and diagnosis of blunt aortic injuries. Focus will be placed on management priorities depending on presentation. Nursing care and management in both the pre and post op phases of this patient population will be the final focus of this course.


  • Cardiac Trauma and Cardiac Tamponade - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    This course is designed to investigate the care and management of the patient who suffers from acute cardiac trauma and cardiac tamponade. Focus will be placed on etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and collaborative plan of care for both blunt and penetrating cardiac trauma (including nursing diagnosis). Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and collaborative plan of care for the patient who develops cardiac tamponade secondary to blunt/penetrating cardiac trauma will be the final focus of this course.


  • Neurotrauma: 2nd Ed. - 2 CEs

    Course Description
    Upon completion of this course the student will have a greater understanding of the care and management of the patient who has sustained and traumatic brain injury. Focus will be placed on the pathophysiology as well as the signs and symptoms of Epidural, Subdural, Cerebral Contusions and Diffuse Axonal Injuries.  Monitoring devices and placement for measuring increased intracranial pressure (including nursing documentation pre and post insertion) will also be presented. The importance of maintaining Cerebral Perfusion Pressure and Brain Tissue Oxygenation with increased oxygen delivery and decreased oxygen consumption will also be explored.


  • Burn Trauma Injuries - 5 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    This course is designed to review the overall management of the burn injured patient. Foundational knowledge of burn care will begin with a review of the anatomy and physiology of skin. Mechanisms of burn injury and pathophysiological concepts related to burn injuries. Focus will be on general systemic manifestations of burn injuries, treatment of burn injuries and wound management. Special concerns regarding the burn injured patient will be highlighted and emphasized. The role of the nurse in providing care will be discussed and common nursing diagnoses presented. The phases of burn care will be the final focus of the course.


  • Hypothermia in Trauma; Friend or Foe? - 2 CEs Course Description

    Course Description
    The induction of hypothermia to preserve cellular function has been well established in many clinical settings. In the setting of traumatic injury however; it remains a controversial subject. This course will discuss hypothermia and thermoregulation, as well as describe the physiologic changes that occur with the hypothermic trauma patient. Focus will be place on the differences between spontaneous and induced hypothermia, with emphasis placed on nursing care and management in both spontaneous and induced hypothermia.


 

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