Trauma Nurse Course February 2022
This course is designed to prepare new nurses at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to care for pediatric trauma patients. The course will provide a higher level of understanding of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation guidelines, CHP trauma guidelines, and the nursing care associated with pediatric trauma patients.
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.
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 14.5 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.
- 14.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 14.50 Attendance