Trauma radiography is an art. The vast majority of radiographs that a trauma radiographer must perform have to be improvised. You must know theory involved for procedures performed and the ability to critically think through the procedures to make the necessary positioning adjustments to accommodate the condition of the patient.
This module will discuss trends in trauma statistics along with the basic rules of trauma in addition to the importance of teamwork when caring for the trauma patient. Also, it will identify and explain key patient assessment procedures that are necessary as well as radiation protection measures employed by a trauma radiographer. Various trauma situations will be explored.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, educator and radiographer. Olive has authored several radiology and mammography textbooks and regularly presents mammography and other radiography-related topics at seminars throughout the United States and Canada plus internationally via webinars.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
Trauma Center Levels
Radiographic Trauma Terminology
Types of Fractures
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
Course Delivery Method and Format:
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