Understanding Chest Trauma and Abdominal Injuries in Urgent Care Centers

Understanding Chest Trauma and Abdominal Injuries in Urgent Care Centers

Understanding Chest Trauma and Abdominal Injuries in Urgent Care Centers

Understanding Chest Trauma and Abdominal Injuries in Urgent Care Centers

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Chest trauma and abdominal injuries are a modern major health problem with a high mortality rate and are both life-threatening conditions often involving other anatomical regions requiring concurrent diagnosis and treatment. Blunt chest trauma produces 25% of traumatic deaths contributing to the 50% of global mortality caused by trauma. Blunt chest trauma is commonly associated with multiple organ damage that favor catastrophic patient outcome.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-04-23Updated 2020-04-23

Course Objectives

  • Identify the types and systemic effects of traumatic chest and abdominal injuries.
  • Identify the key steps in the assessment of chest and abdominal trauma including diagnostic imaging.
  • Describe the treatment and management of chest trauma and abdominal injuries.
  • Understand the treatment considerations for chest trauma and abdominal injuries in urgent care centers.

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