Trauma Series: Abdominal Trauma
Abdominal trauma is one of the most common causes of preventable trauma-related deaths. In order to reduce the incidence of abdominal trauma deaths, medical professionals should strive to educate themselves about the signs and symptoms of these injuries, especially those that are not readily apparent upon physical examination. Medical professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of diagnosis procedures, risk factors, and treatment options greatly improve a patient’s recovery time and significantly reduce morbidity associated with abdominal trauma. This course will provide advanced learning for nurses interested in the management of the individual with abdominal trauma.
- Types of Abdominal Injury
- Seat Belts
- Penetrating Abdominal Trauma (PAT)
- Stab Wounds
- Gunshot Wounds
- Signs and Symptoms
- External Bruising
- Reduced/Diminished Bowel Activity
- Blood loss
- Related injury
- Organ damage
- Computed Tomography (CT scans)
- Peritoneal Lavage
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