Nursing: Essentials of Trauma Nursing, 2nd Edition

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About Course #N1880

Release Date: December 21, 2018

Expiration Date: March 29, 2021

In recent years, the United States population has faced a number of mass traumatic attacks, prompting a reevaluation of the trauma system. This course provides nurses working in the trauma care continuum with current evidence-based practice in the initial assessment, interventions, and evaluation of the trauma patient. Concepts of trauma systems, triage, trauma to specific anatomic regions, psychosocial aspects of trauma care, and care of the recovering trauma patient are discussed. An organized approach and strong fundamental skills are essential to critically affect outcomes of injured patients.

Orthopedic Nurses - ONCB has approved this course for 1.6 Category A contact hours and 23.4 Category B contact hours toward recertification

About the Author(s)

Erik J. Usher, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, EMT-P, CFRN, has more than 30 years of widespread clinical trauma experience, most recently as a rotor-wing flight nurse/paramedic for the Bayflite Aeromedical Program out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Erik began his trauma career in 1988 in Bristol, Connecticut, working for a busy hospital-based emergency medical services (EMS) agency. While continuing to work in EMS, Erik obtained a diploma in nursing at St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, where he then started his trauma nursing career in the emergency department of one of the state's largest and busiest Level I trauma centers. Erik has been an active speaker at national conventions as well as a lead instructor for advanced procedural cadaver laboratories throughout the country. Erik maintains active credentials as an instructor for the Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nursing Core Course as well as with the American Heart Association as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor. Erik maintains board certifications as a Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, and Certified Flight Registered Nurse. He holds a bachelor's degree in health administration and has been published in several textbooks and medical journals.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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