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Trauma Series: Abdominal Trauma

Trauma Series: Abdominal Trauma

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 7.5
Price: $22.43
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
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Course Description
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.

Course Outline
  1. Types of Abdominal Injury
    1. Blunt
      1. Seat Belts
      2. Sports
      3. Abuse
    2. Penetrating Abdominal Trauma (PAT)
      1. Stab Wounds
      2. Gunshot Wounds
  2. Signs and Symptoms
    1. Pain
    2. Tenderness
    3. Rigidity/Distension
    4. Abrasions
    5. External Bruising
    6. Nausea/Vomiting
    7. Hematuria
    8. Reduced/Diminished Bowel Activity
    9. Pneumoperitoneum
    10. Evisceration
  3. Risks
    1. Blood loss
    2. Infection
    3. Shock
    4. Related injury
      1. Organ damage
        1. Liver
        2. Spleen
        3. Kidneys
        4. Bladder
        5. Ureter
        6. Pancreas
        7. Bowel
      2. Fractures
        1. Ribs
        2. Vertebra
        3. Pelvis
  4. Diagnosis
    1. Ultrasonography
    2. Computed Tomography (CT scans)
    3. X-Ray
    4. Peritoneal Lavage
    5. Laparoscopy/Laparotomy
  5. Treatment
    1. Stabilization
      1. Airway
      2. Circulation
      3. Spine
    2. Surgery
  6. Summary
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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