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Educational Services


We'll come to you! We offer a number of educational topics to hospital and pre-hospital providers. A
pproximately 1.5 continuing education credits are awarded for each class at a cost of only $50 per nursing CEU application.

To register or for more information, call (402) 481-5008.

Topics

Objectives

Respiratory Emergencies
  
  • Review normal respiratory anatomy and physiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of specific respiratory emergencies
  • Describe treatments and interventions for specific respiratory emergencies
Cardiac Emergencies
 

 

  • The participant will be able to list and define the different types of cardiac and vascular emergencies
  • They will also be able to identify symptoms and treatment for each cardiac and vascular emergency

 

12 lead ECG interpretation
  
  • Identify normal and abnormal ECG readings related to ischemia, injury and infarct
  • Determine the area of myocardial involvement during an MI based on ECG reading
Airway Management
  
  • Review anatomical differences between adult and pediatric airways
  • Understand the use of airway adjuncts
  • Describe the use of ventilation methods
  • Discuss the need for back up airways
Burn Care/Management
  
  • Describe initial burn assessment and treatment
  • List burns by the type of causative factors (chemicals, exposures, electrical, etc.)
  • Identify treatment modalities, including airway management, pain control, and fluid resuscitation
  • Calculate burn percentages, and size estimation
  • List transport modalities and level of care
Neurological Emergencies
  
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of acute stroke, seizures, meningitis, and encephalitis
  • List and describe the treatment involved in each neurological emergency
Head Trauma Management
  
  • Define severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of primary and secondary brain injury in TBI
  • Describe the key components of the assessment and nursing care for the patient with TBI
  • Formulate an interdisciplinary management plan for patients with severe TBI
Pediatric Trauma
  
  • Identify the differences between  pediatric and adult patients
  • Recognize the physiological differences in an emergent  pediatric patient
  • Provide an overview of some selected pediatric illnesses and injuries
  • Discuss treatments of pediatric patients
  • Identify the priorities in providing interventions for the pediatric trauma patient
Shock   
  • Identify the types of shock
  • Review the pathophysiology of the different shock types
  • List the stages of shock
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of shock
  • Review treatment modalities for each type of shock
Trauma Management
  
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of trauma and it's affect on the community
  • Review mechanisms of injury in the multisystem trauma patient
  • Describe the initial and continued steps in stabilization of the multi-system trauma patient
Helicopter Landing Zone Training
  
  • Learn how to set up a helicopter landing zone for the safe evacuation of sick or injured persons
  • Describe the indications for air medical transport
Agricultural Emergencies
  
  • Identify the types of injuries incurred in agricultural work
  • Discuss the treatment involved in specific injuries
  • Review resuscitation priorities in traumatic injuries
  • Define the scope of agricultural injuries and trauma
  • Describe the mechanics of the injury
Orthopedic Emergencies
  
  • Review skeletal anatomy and related structures
  • Define emergent vs. non emergent orthopedic emergencies
  • Review types of fractures
  • Demonstrate application of various splinting methods
RSI Procedures
  
  • Identify patients that may benefit from RSI
  • Discuss medications that may be used
  • Discuss complications that may arise
  • Discuss role of the staff
  • Discuss airway adjuncts that may be used
Hypothermia  
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of trauma and it's affect on the community
  • Review mechanisms of injury in the multisystem trauma patient
  • Describe the initial and continued steps in stabilization of the multi-system trauma patient
 
Forensic Nursing  
  • Define energy and force as they relate to trauma
  • List the different mechanisms of motion injury
  • Discuss the types of injuries that may occur when restraint devices are used improperly
  • Describe the injury pattern that may occur with falls
Hypertensive Emergencies  
  • Identify the possible causes of HTN
  • Be able to recognize signs and symptoms life-threatening HTN
  • List the treatment required for HTN

 

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