The purpose of this program is to educate nurses about the recognition and care of patients who have maxillofacial fractures. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe common mechanisms of injury that cause maxillofacial trauma.
- List manifestations of common types of maxillofacial trauma.
- Prioritize nursing interventions when caring for the patient with maxillofacial trauma.
Denise R. Ramponi, DNP, NP-BC, FAEN, one of the peer reviewers of this course, declared that she has presented at an educational program sponsored by Gebauer Company.