It Takes All Kinds: Trauma Care in Special Populations
Caring for patients with severe traumatic injuries can be difficult enough but what do you do when your patient is very young, very old or very pregnant or very large? “Special populations” is the term we use to identify patients for whom we need new tools and different rules for trauma care. This program shows you how to ensure an informed size-up, systematic assessment and delivery of effective, prioritized trauma care for the most challenging patients that you’ll encounter.
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Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
– Current and emerging recommendations for prehospital trauma care for all patient populations.
– The special considerations and dangers of traumatic injuries specific to pediatric, geriatric, bariatric and pregnant patient populations.
– Rapid identification, assessment, prioritization and care for traumatic injuries to pediatric, geriatric and pregnant patients.