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Trauma Care: Chest Injuries

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4.5 hours
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Course Summary

National data identifies a significant proportion of trauma cases reported every year involve injuries to the chest. Nurses are essential members of the trauma and critical care teams. Educating nurses to provide competent trauma care is instrumental in helping to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality of trauma patients with injuries to the chest. The purpose of the course is to provide advanced learning for nurses interested in the management of the trauma patient with a chest injury.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Overview Of Chest Trauma
  • Anatomy Of The Thoracic Cage
  • Pathophysiology
  • Etiology Of Chest Injury
  • Falls And Chest Injuries
  • Acts Of Violence
  • Injuries To The Chest Wall
  • Injury To Airways
  • Cardiac Injury
  • Blood Vessel Injuries
  • Other Injuries And Outcomes
  • Types Of Thoracic Injuries
  • Diagnosis And Treatment Of Chest Trauma
  • Surgery For Chest Injuries
  • Pediatric Chest Injuries
  • Summary


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