What’s on the Inside: An Overview of Blunt Chest Trauma - RAD471

What’s on the Inside: An Overview of Blunt Chest Trauma

by Linda Blevins, MS, MFA, RN, ELS
(4.5 / 603 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


In the clinical setting, a variety of diagnostic tools and laboratory studies are useful in evaluating trauma patients. But in the initial phase of treatment, the most crucial steps involve conducting a thorough physical examination and obtaining a patient history. The initial assessment and management of patients with blunt chest injury is essential to ensuring the best possible outcomes.


The goal of this blunt chest trauma program is to provide nurses, imaging technologists and respiratory therapists with an understanding of the pathophysiology of injuries related to blunt chest trauma and to promote awareness of the methods used in assessing and managing the care of these patients. After studying the information here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the most common causes of and pathophysiology associated with blunt chest trauma
  • Describe the elements of assessment for patients with sustained blunt chest trauma
  • Differentiate injuries that may occur as a result of blunt chest trauma and describe interventions and injury management for them

Approval Information
This course is designed for imaging and rad therapists.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 2/7/2011 to 3/1/2018.
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: 2/7/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/11/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/1/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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LISA W - DES MOINES, IA  ·  Aug 16, 2017
I found it to be difficult and lengthy.
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Cheryl H - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Aug 15, 2017
Well presented case scenario of trauma, common to all.
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Julie L - Cheyenne, WY  ·  Aug 05, 2017
Easily breaks down the types of chest trauma and treatment.
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Teresa F - Tolleson, AZ  ·  Aug 02, 2017
Test was informative
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Brittany R - tampa, FL  ·  Jul 23, 2017
This article was very informative!I learned a lot of information I was unaware of before. I can use and apply this formation in my daily work routine.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00