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What’s on the Inside: An Overview of Blunt Chest Trauma - CE471
What’s on the Inside: An Overview of Blunt Chest Trauma

CE471 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Linda Blevins, MS, MFA, RN, ELS and Linda Heltemes, RN, CRNA
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The goal of this blunt chest trauma program is to provide nurses, imaging technologists 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

Accreditation Information
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.
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This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 5/11/2018

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