Nursing Trauma Course February 20,21, and 23, 2023
This is a 3-day course to provide education to nurses who will be caring for trauma patients at UPMC Mercy
New Nurses hired at UPMC Mercy to care for trauma patients.
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 identify what medications are used to stop bleeding in trauma or to make a trauma not clot.
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 discuss the assessment and prevention of the trauma complication of VTE- PE and DVT
The participant will identify the assessment of a trauma patient with abdominal trauma from blunt or penetrating injuries.
The participant will discuss the 5 spaces that trauma patients can place 2 liters of blood when in shock and how to manage shock in trauma.
The participant will be able to collect evidence in trauma patients.
The participant will describe their role when caring for a potential child abuse patient and who to contact.
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
Emily Ankney PharmD
Erica Kane MSN, RN, TCRN
Kori Abuel (CORE)
Todd Harvey MSN, RN, CARN
Melissa Jones MSN, RN
Dr. Adam Yates
Matt Tagliaferro, PA
Dr. Jenny Ziembicki
Brennie Bryant MSN, RN
Dr. Cheryl Six
Nikki Florentine BSN, RN, SANE-A
Debra Shane MSN, RN SANE-A
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 21. 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.
- 21.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 21.00 Attendance