Trauma Nurse Course

November 30, 2020 to December 3, 2020

Target Audience

Registered Nurses

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:

  • discuss the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) and its standards, accreditation process, and general epidemiology of pediatric trauma
  • describe the role of EMS and describe methods to prevent traumatic injuries in pediatrics
  • differentiate the mechanism of injuries commonly seen in the pediatric population plus the sequence of the primary and secondary survey
  • describe the perioperative phase as it relates to operative management of patients with traumatic injury
  • describe the role of the Child Life Specialist and the pediatric trauma patient
  • describe that pastoral care is a person-centered, holistic approach to care that complements medical care, social work, psychiatry, while focusing on spiritual care. 
  •  describe the role of the social worker regarding patient/family support and resources. 
  •  identify potential complications of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries
  •  identify potential interventions used for a patient with thoracic trauma.
  • differentiate blunt VS penetrating abdominal trauma
  •  identify signs and symptoms of decompensation for patients with traumatic brain injuries.
  • discuss the interdisciplinary rehabilitation process including discharge planning
  • describe craniofacial injury mechanisms, treatments, and plans of care
  • describe potential complications of long-term pain management
  • describe the role of CAC and describe the evaluation, diagnosis, and follow-up of child abuse and maltreatment concerns.
  •  define brain death criteria for CORE referrals.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 13.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/30/2020
Course expires: 
12/21/2020
Event starts: 
11/30/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
12/03/2020 - 3:00pm
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

ANCC

Available Credit

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