Abdominal Trauma: A Major Cause of Morbidity and Mortality
by Expert Reviewer: Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M); Instructor: Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN; Staff Writer: Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN
Credentialed for: Social Work CEUs | ContinuingEducation.com

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Course Overview

The abdominal cavity is relatively unprotected and prone to trauma. Because the abdominal cavity can hold significant amounts of blood without any external signs, abdominal injuries can easily be missed during initial assessment of the patient. Abdominal injuries that are missed can cause significant hypovolemic shock, sepsis, and even death. 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 roles nurses and other healthcare professionals have during this critical period of managing patients and families in crisis.

About the Course Author

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.

Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN is a SME writer for Relias with 12 years of acute care experience in nursing. She began working in critical care at Wake Med Cary Hospital in 2011 and obtained her CCRN certification in 2016. Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN, is the owner of Solheim Enterprises and an educational consultant who speaks internationally on motivational and clinical topics. Solheim is the founder of Project Helping Hands (http://project-helping-hands.org), a developing nations nonprofit humanitarian medical organization. Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-717848
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    0.50HOURS

    N/A
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 1.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE346-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe assessment findings associated with abdominal trauma.; Discuss commonly performed diagnostic examinations for abdominal trauma in the ED.; List the symptoms associated with trauma to various abdominal organs.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Course Content
    Incidence
    Mechanisms of Injury
    The Impact of Abdominal Trauma
    Emergency Assessment
    Intervention
    Inpatient Implications
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Clinical Vignette
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor(s)
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
    Exam and Brainsparks
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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