Acute Pelvic Trauma: Myths, Management, and Current Treatment Guidelines
This course discusses common mechanisms of pelvic trauma, different types of pelvic fractures, key physical findings and potential associated injuries, correct technique for stabilizing the pelvis with binder or sheet, initial management of hemorrhagic shock due to blood loss from pelvic injury, current evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of pelvic x-ray in the trauma bay, and use of pelvic binders. The presenter is Kaci Rainey, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN.
Learner Outcome: Upon completion of this course, ED nurses will be aware of the common mechanisms of pelvic injury, identification of key physical findings, how to initially manage patients in hemorrhagic shock and recognize current evidence-based practice guidelines.
The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest and there was no commercial support of this activity. The course will provide 0.91 contact hours of CNE, upon complete review of course module, successful completion of quiz, and submitting an evaluation. Course expires 3/29/2021.
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit No. P0232
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.