Critical Care Considerations in Trauma Resuscitation

Trauma for critical care nurses

The lecture duration is 47min.

1 CPD Point, 1 CEU, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and EB Medicine.

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Eugene Mondor
Critical Care Nurse Educator, Alberta, Canada
Lecture Summary

On any given day, Critical Care Nurses may be called upon to assist with or admit complex, critically injured polytrauma patients into the adult Critical Care Unit. It is essential that nurses possess a solid and accurate understanding of best practice trauma resuscitation principles. This session identifies current, evidence-based practice guidelines for Critical Care Nurses for the restoration of hemodynamic stability and avoidance of complications, following the admission of the adult polytrauma patient to Critical Care. The “ABCDE” approach to trauma patients, shock, oxygenation, ventilation, fluid resuscitation, coagulopathies, and damage-control surgery, is described and discussed.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify, using a systems-based perspective, the “ABCDE” approach to trauma resuscitation
  • Describe appropriate, evidence-based strategies for achieving stability in the multisystem trauma patient experiencing hemorrhagic shock
  • Recognise and articulate optimal endpoints in resuscitation of the polytrauma patient
  • Describe evolving, up-to-date trends in the management and care of the adult polytrauma patient to help facilitate optimal patient outcomes

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.

Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.