The goal of this program is to enhance the ability of nurses, paramedics and EMTs, fitness professionals, physicians and physical therapists to detect people at risk for developing acute compartment syndrome and how to care for them. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify the physiological cause of ACS
- List the six “Ps” that comprise the signs and symptoms of neurovascular compromise
- Describe the treatment of ACS
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, paramedics and EMTs, fitness professionals, physicians and physical therapists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.