Trauma is the leading cause of death in the first 45 years of life in the U.S. This fully updated course examines the fundamentals of trauma including the mechanisms of injury, commonly seen injuries, and resuscitation and management. Examines traumatic injury of the head, maxillofacial and neck, thoracic, abdominal, spinal, musculoskeletal, ocular, genitourinary trauma and burn and cold injuries.
- Identify the basic mechanisms of injury and causes of trauma
- Describe the initial assessment of pediatric and adult trauma
- Differentiate the types of shock and their management
- Recognize the signs/symptoms and interventions for trauma by anatomic region
- Identify psychosocial strategies for those who have experienced traumatic injury
- Apply principles for managing trauma in pregnancy, pediatrics, and geriatrics
About the Authors:
Brita O'Carroll - RN, BS, MEd, CPUR
Brita M. O’Carroll, RN, BS, MEd, CPUR, was educated at Duke University, Columbia University, New York University and the University of North Florida. She has experience in clinical nursing, health information management, as an educator, a regional director for emergency medical services, international research and is a published freelance writer. Ms. O’Carroll has made presentations at national and international conferences and is a Fellow in the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health and the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions.
Judy Mikhail - RN, MSN, MBA
Judy is Administrator for Trauma Services, Operating Room and Anesthesia at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan. She has 10 years of experience as Trauma Program Manager for a Level I Trauma Center as well as another 10 years of experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for trauma and critical care. Ms. Mikhail is an adjunct instructor at the University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing, BSN Program. She has served as President of the Society of Trauma Nurses and The Michigan Trauma Coalition. She was selected by two consecutive Michigan Governors to serve on the Michigan Trauma Commission and the Michigan Trauma EMS Subcommittee. Ms. Mikhail has published numerous articles and speaks nationally on trauma related topics.