Nursing Trauma Course - April 29,30 and May 2

April 29, 2024 to May 2, 2024

This is a 3-day course for new nurses to learn more about trauma nursing care. 

Target Audience

RN's new  to trauma care 

Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to identify neuro and spine trauma injuries and nursing assessment of these injuries.

The participant will discuss the use of whole blood administration in the care of trauma patients.

The participant will describe the role of pre- hospital care in the outcomes of trauma patients.

The participant will identify the 6 chest trauma injuries that will kill a trauma patient and nursing assessment of these injuries.

The participant will be able to discuss the role of ethic consult in trauma patient care.

The participant will be able to discuss the role of mechanism of injury in trauma patients.

The participant will be able to identify what injuries and vital signs make a Level 1 trauma patient.

The participants will discuss the role of mortality and morbidity review of trauma patient's deaths.

The participant will be able to identify their role as a nurse in organ donation, referral and maintenance of potential organ donor.

The participant will discuss how to identify stress from caring for trauma patients and how to deal with the stress.

The participant will discuss the care of the geriatric trauma patients and assessment challenges in caring for geriatric trauma patients.

The participant will discuss post discharge of the trauma patient to rehab to prepare for home.

The participant will identify how to assess and how to manage the trauma patient's airway.

The participant will describe the assessment of an orthopedic trauma patients. 

The participant will identify the assessment of burn wounds and treatment of burns.

The participant will be able to assess pediatric, bariatric and pregnant trauma patients and nursing care for their injuries.

The participant will identify one intervention to prevention and infection in trauma patient with a foley catheter in place. 

The participant will identify the assessment of a trauma patient with abdominal trauma from blunt or penetrating injuries.

The participant will identify the early signs of shock in a trauma patient and nursing interventions.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 22.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 22.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/29/2024
Course expires: 
05/25/2024
Event starts: 
04/29/2024 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
05/02/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
UPMC Mercy
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Michele Buraczewski MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN-K, TCRN

Sarah Kwiatkowski MSNCRNP

Leda Heidenreich MSN, RN, CCRN

Justin Beal PHRN, NRP, BS, CEN, CFRN, CTRN, TCRN

Dr Garth Elias 

 Valerie Satkoske, PhD

Erica Kane MSN, RN, TCRN

Angela Hockman (CORE)

Anna Murray BSN, RN, CCRN

Todd Harvey MSN, RN, CARN

 Jessica Weber MSN, RN, CCRN and Susan Salera MSN, RN, CNOR

Dr. Gary Pollock

Matt Tagliaferro, PA

 Dr. Jenny Ziembicki

Dr. Cheryl Six

 Katie Palladino MHP, CPH, CIC

Dr. Alain Corcos

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 22.00 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.  

Available Credit

  • 22.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 22.00 Attendance
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