Penetrating Groin Trauma

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Credits

1.25

Post Assesment Questions

7

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

10 Jul 2021

Last Reviewed

10 Jul 2020

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

Penetrating groin trauma is an infrequent yet complex injury that requires quick identification, evaluation, and treatment in the emergency department and trauma bay setting. Multiple organ systems can sustain an injury with a significant risk of mortality and acute and chronic morbidity. Prompt identification of injuries, implementation of temporizing care measures, and appropriate decision-making in both the stable and unstable patients are crucial for positive patient outcomes. This activity reviews the etiology and epidemiology of penetrating groin injuries, summarizes critical steps in the clinical and imaging evaluation of the traumatically injured patient, and presents options for definitive and damage-control management based upon patient clinical status. This activity also highlights the role of pre-hospital care/transport on clinical outcomes and presents opportunities for interprofessional intervention to decrease rates of injury from firearms.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the etiology of penetrating groin trauma.
  • Review the evaluation of penetrating injuries to the groin in both the stable and unstable patient.
  • Summarize and implement the appropriate temporizing and definitive operative and non-operative care for the management of penetrating groin trauma.
  • Identify interprofessional opportunities to enhance prompt surgical evaluation, as well as opportunities for outreach and intervention to decrease the incidence of penetrating trauma.

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.  This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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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.

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