B. Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the nature of a specific medical emergency and act accordingly
  2. Enact the various roles in a team work in trauma care
  3. Demonstrate the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessments
  4. Establish management priorities in trauma situations
  5. Initiate primary and secondary management necessary within the golden hour for the emergency management of acute life threatening conditions.
  6. Identify the appropriate therapy of five resuscitation scenarios based on the Advanced Trauma Care Nurse course by The Society of Trauma Nurses.
    • Airway and ventilator management
    • Hemorrhagic shock
    • Head trauma
    • Musculoskeletal and spinal trauma
    • Pediatric trauma
  7. In a given simulated clinical skills practicum, demonstrate the following skills:
    • Primary and secondary survey of the patient
    • Establishment of patent airway and initiation of assisted ventilation
    • Assist in intubation
    • Pulse oximetery and carbon dioxide detection in the inhaled gases
    • ¬†Recognition of life threatening hemorrhage
    • ¬†Evaluation of a patient with brain injury, including use of the Glasgow Coma Score
    • Assessment of head and facial trauma by physical examination
    • Protection of the spinal cord and clinical evaluation of spine injuries
    • Musculoskeletal trauma¬† and management
    • Recognition of the special problems of injuries in infants, the elderlies, and pregnant women.
    • Understanding of the principles of disaster management.