Traumatic Chest Injuries and Chest Tube Management
Become familiar with chest tube set up and management.
Thoracic trauma leads to a high patient mortality, but many deaths are preventable with rapid assessment and intervention. How comfortable do you feel caring for patients with these major injuries and what types of chest drainage systems are urgently needed? This course is designed to improve your knowledge and understanding of traumatic thoracic injuries requiring chest tubes and how those devices are both setup and maintained.
1.5 CE CREDITS - $30
Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the chest, common chest injuries, and the basic functionality of chest tubes and the CDS
Identify the common components of CDSs and how these components help restore negative pressure in the parietal space
Summarize the nursing assessment components focused on the patient with a chest tube
Discuss the importance of using a standardized approach to identifying leaks and safety devices helping maintain appropriate levels of negative pressure
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17490 for 1.5 contact hours
This course is - Clinical / Accredited
Courses with CE credits are only valid if completed after certification. Any CE credit courses completed before certification are not valid.
CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CFRN, CTRN, thoracic injuries, thoracic trauma, chest tubes
For Practice Exams you have 90 days to complete the exam without having to repurchase and a 7 day unopened return policy from time of purchase
For all other BCEN-Learn Products you have 12 months to complete without having to repurchase and a 7 day unopened return policy from time of purchase
If you have started the course, it is considered open and cannot be returned.