UPMC Hamot Trauma Nurse Course September 2021

September 28, 2021

The Trauma Nurse Course ....

combines on-line learning (Part 1), classroom lectures (Part 2) and hands-on skills sessions geared toward educating staff on the acute care of the trauma patient.

The topics presented during the 3 classes include:  

~ Mechanism of Injury, ~ Prehospital Care, ~ Initial Trauma Assessment and Management, ~ Head Trauma, Neuro Assessment, C-Spine Immobilization, ~ Thorough discussions of Trauma specific to each body system, ~ Psychological Aspects of Trauma, ~ Trauma care with specific considerations for Pregnancy,  Pediatrics and the Elderly  ~ Thermal Injury, ~ Organ and Tissue Donation, ~ Substance abuse, ~ Nutritional Needs, ~ Rehabilitation Concepts, ~ Anesthesia agents and Pain management

Target Audience

This program is required for nurses within their 1st year of hire at UPMC Hamot, who are working in Trauma Care Areas  (including ED, OR, PACU, TNICU, 4MRIU, 4 South, Floatpool and Pediatrics)

Learning Objectives

OnLine Learning Modules Objectives:

The Trauma System

1. Describe the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) and its standards and accreditation process.

2. Describe how institution-specific practices relate to the PTSF standards requirements.

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module:  Genitourinary Trauma

3. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Genitourinary trauma

4. Relate nursing care and management of Genitourinary trauma through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

5. Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute Genitourinary injury  

6. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module:   Geriatric Trauma 

7. Define the geriatric trauma patient based on physiologic changes related to the aging process.

8. Describe the common causes of injury and prevention strategy in the geriatric trauma population.

9. Define the legal issues related to geriatric trauma patients.

10. Describe the patterns of injury that are suggestive of abuse.

11. Identify screening and reporting responsibilities in abuse situations.

12. Identify the nurse’s role in the assessment and reporting of suspected abuse and neglect.

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module:  Injury Prevention

13. Identify strategies for trauma prevention

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module:  Nutritional Management

14. identify nutritional requirements unique to trauma patients.    

15. Discuss various methods and routes of nutrition as it relates to trauma patients.

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module:  Pain Management

16. Identify the various methods of pain assessment of the trauma patient.

Lecture Presentation Objectives

Mechanism of Injury Lecture

17. Define predictable clinical manifestations relative to mechanism of Injury

Prehospital Care - CTLS Precautions

18. Identify the purpose and role of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and availability within the region.

Initial Trauma Assessment and Management

19. Describe a basic trauma nursing assessment in collaboration with the ATLS standardized approach.

Head Trauma – Neuro Assessment with case study

20. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of head injury.  

21.  Relate nursing care and management of acute head injury through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

22.  Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute head injury.  

23. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care.

Shock

24. Recognize Signs and symptoms and management strategies for shock

Musculoskelatal Trauma (Extremity, Pelvic, G&D considerations)

25. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Musculoskelatal trauma

26. Relate nursing care and management of muskuloskelatal trauma through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

27.  Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute Musculoskelatal injury  

28. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care

Airway management and Anesthesia Agents 

29. Discuss the patient’s response to anesthetic agents in relation to the injury and to operative and post-operative management.

Thoracic Trauma (Include Penetrating & Blunt) 

30. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Thoracic trauma

31. Relate nursing care and management of Thoracic trauma through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

32. Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute Thoracic injury  

33. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care

Chest Trauma Workshop 

34. Review the set up for chest tube insertion and drainage.    

Pediatric Trauma  / Include Growth & Dev’t, 

35. Define the pediatric population in relation to age and guardianship issues.  

36. Relate the common causes of mortality and morbidity to mechanisms of injury in the pediatric trauma patient.

37. Outline a basic pediatric trauma nursing assessment in collaboration with the ATLS standardized approach.

Domestic Violence

38.  Describe the patterns of injury that are suggestive of abuse.

39.  Identify screening and reporting responsibilities in abuse situations.

40. Identify the nurse’s role in the assessment and reporting of suspected abuse and neglect.

41. Discuss the epidemiology and warning signs of human trafficking

Thermal Injury

42. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Thermal Injury

43. Relate nursing care and management of Thermal Injury through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

44. Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute Thermal injury  

45. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care

Spinal Cord Trauma / Include Spinal Shock 

46. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Spinal Cord Trauma

47. Relate nursing care and management of Spinal Cord Trauma through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

48. Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute Spinal Cord Trauma  

49. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care

Maxillofacial and Ocular Trauma

50.Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Maxillofacial and Ocular Trauma

51. Relate nursing care and management of Maxillofacial and Ocular Trauma through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

52. Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute Maxillofacial and Ocular Trauma  

53. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care

Abdominal Trauma Include Blunt vs. Penetrating

54. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Abdominal Trauma

55. Relate nursing care and management of Abdominal Trauma through the continuum of care; from acute phase of care through discharge planning.  

56. Describe complication and interventions as they relate to the special needs of the patient with acute Abdominal Trauma  

57. Identify significant performance improvement data that affects current practice in trauma care

Pregnancy in Trauma

58. Describe the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy and how the changes relate to clinical management of traumatic injury.

Operative Care

59. Describe the perioperative phase as it relates to the operative management of traumatic injury and to predisposition of complications (occurrences).

Organ / Tissue Donation / CORE

60. Describe the role of the nurse in the care of and evaluation for organ and tissue donation

Psychosocial Support and Crisis intervention

61. Discuss nursing interventions to meet the spiritual, cultural, and psychosocial needs of the trauma patient and family.  

62. Describe strategies of crisis intervention for the patient, family and caregiver

Crisis Intervention

63. Describe strategies of crisis intervention for the patient, family and caregiver.

Care Management Rehab in Trauma

64. Discuss rehabilitation issues in relation to traumatic injuries.                                      

65. Analyze the standard approach to determine rehabilitation outcome measurements.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 24.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/20/2021
Course expires: 
10/26/2021
Event starts: 
09/28/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/28/2021 - 9:43pm
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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 health care team.

Continuing Education

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 24.0 contact hours. Contact hours will be given for participants who successfully complete all continuing education (CE) activities.

In order to receive CE contact hours, participants must complete the following: 

1) Complete the following 6 Trauma Nurse Course On-line Modules in Learning Management system.  (Certificates of completion or a transcript indicating the completed courses to be submitted by the last day of class)  

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module: The Trauma System

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module: Genitourinary Trauma

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module: Geriatric Trauma

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module: Injury Prevention

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module: Nutritional Management

Trauma Nurse Course On-line Module: Pain Management

2)  Attend all 3 days of lecture  

3) Pass the final exam

4) Complete the online evaluation for each presentation attended within 14 business days after the completion of the inperson classes.

5) Print transcript with CE credit listed.

 

 

Available Credit

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