The goal of this program is to provide nurses, EMTs, and respiratory therapists with an understanding of the pathophysiology of injuries related to blunt chest trauma and to promote awareness of the methods used in assessing and managing the care of these patients. After studying the information here, you will be able to:
- Identify the most common causes of and pathophysiology associated with blunt chest trauma
- Describe the elements of assessment for patients with sustained blunt chest trauma
- Differentiate injuries that may occur as a result of blunt chest trauma and describe interventions and injury management for them
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, EMTs, and respiratory 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.