An Overview of Trauma in Pediatric, Pregnant, and Geriatric Populations
This course focuses on trauma in the pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations. Pediatric trauma is one of the major threats to the health and well-being of children in the United States. Traumatic injuries are the number one source of death and disability in the pediatric population. The pregnant trauma patient poses a unique responsibility for the emergency department nurse because there are two patients for which care must be rendered. The major focus of treatment in the pregnant trauma patient is on the mother; this ensures the best possible outcome for both the injured mother and the fetus. This course also explores the effects of aging and special considerations for the elderly trauma patient.
• Differentiate between the assessment techniques unique to the pediatric and adult populations.
• Specify the anatomic and physiologic characteristics unique to the pregnant patient, and identify resuscitation and treatment techniques.
• Identify the appropriate nursing interventions in specific trauma situations with elderly patients.
This course was created by DigitalMed for the purposes of providing evidence-based continuing education for health care providers.
The planners and authors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.
The continuing education contact hours for this module are provided by HealthStream.
HealthStream is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.
This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour(s).
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13221 and 1.0 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity. Licensee must retain this document for a period of 4 years after the course concludes.
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider Number WV2007-0517RN for 1.2 contact hour(s).
HealthStream is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 272, and 1.2 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity.
In addition, HealthStream is a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider 50-907, and 1.0 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity.
To receive credit, participants must complete the entire activity. Partial credit will not be given. Licensees in all states must provide their license numbers for record keeping purposes.
The certificate of completion must be retained in the participant's records for at least four (4) years.
At the conclusion of this activity, an attendee, if he/she so desires, may submit the evaluation form directly to Iowa Board of Nursing (400 SW 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685).
Accredited status as a provider refers only to continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products. HealthStream does not endorse or promote any commercial product that may be discussed in this activity.
Contact Hours: 1
Expiration Date: 6/30/2012
Member Price: $12.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00