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Extend your knowledge and grow in your career with individual courses derived from​ASTNA’s Online Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (Online TPATC)! The content within has a primary focus on the concepts of trauma as it relates to the transport professional. These individual courses employ concepts, critical thinking, and medical knowledge from other disciplines including, but not limited to: critical care, emergency, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, bariatrics, and others.

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When: Wednesday, October 1, 3000
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Extend your knowledge and grow in your career with individual courses derived fromASTNA’s Online Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (Online TPATC)! The content and features you love about TPATC but separated into individual courses and presented in an easy to navigate online format designed for your busy schedule that is available anytime, anywhere, and on any device! Don’t need or want the full TPATC Course? Choose the topics that you want to brush up on and earn CE credit while extending your knowledge.

The content within has a primary focus on the concepts of trauma as it relates to the transport professional. These individual courses employ concepts, critical thinking, and medical knowledge from other disciplines including, but not limited to: critical care, emergency, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, bariatrics, and others as it relates to transport medicine and trauma care. 

 

General Principles in Trauma Transport

 

This course is eligible for 3.67 continuing education hours. 


Topics that will be discussed in this course are General Principles, Neurologic Trauma, Musculoskeletal and Soft-Tissue Trauma, Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma and Burns.

 

This course will help you:

 

·       Identify key information to obtain in preparation for a trauma transport

 

·       Discuss field triage guidelines

 

·       Discuss location, environment, and their implications in patient care

 

·       Discuss mechanism of injury

 

·       Describe the primary and secondary assessments of the injured patient

 

·       Identify critical interventions performed during the primary and secondary assessments

 

·       List transport considerations for the trauma patient

 

·       Describe the essential elements included in the transfer of care

 

·       Identify mechanisms that lead to increased intracranial pressure

 

·       Identify interventions to prevent and/or minimize the effects of secondary brain injury

 

·       Discuss treatment options for the patient with traumatic brain injury

 

·       Plan the care of the head-injured patient during transport

 

·       Describe different types of spinal cord injuries and syndromes

 

·       Discuss the implications of secondary spinal cord injury

 

·       Plan the care of the spinal cord-injured patient during transport

 

·       Describe the pathophysiologic processes of musculoskeletal injuries

 

·       List assessment parameters related to the musculoskeletal system

 

·       Describe the care of patients with severe pelvic fractures, femur fractures, and soft-tissue injuries

 

·       Describe the management of crush injuries and crush syndrome

 

·       Explain the physiology of compartment syndrome

 

·       Describe the management of fat embolism syndrome

 

·       Outline general principles of splinting and various splinting devices

 

·       Identify life-threatening and potentially life-threatening thoracic injuries

 

·       Describe the priorities of care for patients with thoracic trauma

 

·       Describe the standard sequence for an abdominal examination

 

·       Describe the priorities of care for patients with abdominal trauma

 

·       Describe contributing factors to abdominal compartment syndrome

 

·       Identify priorities of treatment with a serious burn injury

 

·       Describe the role of fluid resuscitation during transport

 

·       Evaluate the extent and severity of burn injury

 

·       List signs and symptoms of inhalation injury requiring emergent airway management

 

·       Describe transport considerations for burn patients

           


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