Trauma Primary Survey

Overview

4.3 out of 5 (9 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

7

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

The primary survey is designed to assess and treat life-threatening injuries rapidly. The leading causes of death in trauma patients are airway obstruction, respiratory failure, hemorrhagic shock, and brain injury. Therefore, these are the areas targeted by the primary survey. Some injuries identified during a primary study include tension pneumothorax, open pneumothorax, airway obstruction, flail chest, massive internal or external hemorrhage, and cardiac tamponade. This activity reviews the steps, equipment, personnel, and techniques involved in performing the primary survey on trauma patients and also highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for trauma patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the key systems evaluated in the primary survey of trauma patients.
  • Explain how to perform the primary survey on trauma patients.
  • Outline the steps involved in assessing airway patency, effective breathing, appropriate circulation, neurological dysfunction, and any other possible wounds.
  • Summarize the importance of collaboration and communication amongst interprofessional team members to improve outcomes for trauma patients undergoing the primary survey.

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


Credit provided by Continuing Education, Inc, and StatPearls, LLC.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been jointly planned and implemented by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® and StatPearls, LLC. Continuing Education, Inc, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is designated for 1.00 ANCC contact hours.

 

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  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content in the activity.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment.
  6. Obtain a certificate.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

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The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of StatPearls or any commercial supporters of educational activities on statpearls.com. StatPearls specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through a participant's misunderstanding of the content.

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  • Computer Requirements: Internet Access
  • E-mail Address

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