The Trauma Module describes the systematic evaluation of a trauma patient including performing initial lifesaving maneuvers. This course includes assessment, approaches, and treatment of systematic evaluation of a trauma patient, key concerns during an assessment, adjuncts to the primary trauma survey, airway obstruction maneuvers and securing the airway, identifying shock and providing treatment, hemodynamic instability, and hemorrhage control, trauma resuscitation, permissive hypotension, massive transfusions, traumatic brain injury, burn injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries.
The intended audiences for this course are ED Physicians (not recently taken ATLS), ED Nurses, Paramedics, and NP/APN.
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
• Describe the systematic evaluation of a trauma patient including performing initial life-saving maneuvers.
• Explain how to ensure that a trauma patient has a secure and functional airway.
• Describe the pathophysiology of shock in trauma.
• Identify sources of hemodynamic instability and perform life-saving maneuvers for initial hemorrhage control.
• Describe the management of trauma patients with traumatic central nervous system injury, burn injuries, and fractures.
• Explain the indications and contraindications of resuscitative thoracotomy in case of traumatic cardiac arrest.
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Please refer to elearning.heart.org for specific course technical requirements.
- Associated Course : ALS
- Format : Online Course
• Features engaging, True Adaptive™ learning
• Responsive design ensures compatibility on mobile devices and tablets
• Students can select their level of competence as they begin the course and can change their selection at any time during the course
• All curriculum is web-accessible through inclusive design (WCAG 2.1 AA)
• Ease of use for more students – works on all common browsers (no more Flash)
Continuing Education Information
- Possible CE 0.50
Joint Accreditation: 10/19/2022 – 10/18/2025
CAPCE: 10/19/2022 – 10/18/2025
Joint Accreditation Statements
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 0.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 22-AMHA-F3-0040.
By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
All persons in a position to control educational content of a CE activity provided by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The presence or absence of all financial relationships will be disclosed to the audience in activity materials. All unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed will also be disclosed to the audience. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
This self-directed module is designed for advanced healthcare providers who are seeking additional content beyond ACLS and Continuing Education (CE) credit.
The intended audiences for ALS: Trauma include ED Physicians (who have not recently taken ATLS), ED Nurses, Paramedics, and NPs/APNs.