Abdominal Trauma - RAD346-60F

Abdominal Trauma

A Major Cause of Morbidity and Mortality

by Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN and Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN and Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN and Scott E. Stover, MSN, MBA, APRN, BC, CEN
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This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Patients with abdominal trauma can rapidly progress to hypovolemic shock or death, making it an ED priority. This module provides healthcare providers with information about the incidence, etiology, identification, and treatment of abdominal trauma. The most common mechanisms of injury are reviewed, as is the need for rapid diagnosis and stabilization. In addition, this module discusses the important role nurses and other healthcare professionals have during this critical period in managing patients and families in crisis.


The goal of this program is to provide information about the incidence, etiology, identification, and treatment of abdominal trauma. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the components of primary, secondary, and focused emergency assessments
  • Describe the two major mechanisms of injury in abdominal trauma and give two examples of each
  • Discuss the three most commonly performed diagnostic examinations for abdominal trauma in the ED

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and imaging and radiation therapists.
Imaging and radiation therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 5/1/2019 to 6/1/2022
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 9/29/2004
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/22/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/1/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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George B - RICHMOND, TX  ·  Oct 14, 2019
Very informative information to access trauma patients for x-ray.
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Lianna K - PHOENIX, AZ  ·  Oct 11, 2019
great course, very easy to understand
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ALYSSA K - mount carmel, PA  ·  Sep 27, 2019
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Kelly P - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Sep 17, 2019
Very interesting literature
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Rose U - Tallahassee, FL  ·  Sep 16, 2019
Great knowledge information
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Price: $7.00
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