Presented By: Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC CEN, CFRN, FAEN, Solheim Enterprises August 2015
Patients with orthopedic and wound emergencies make up a large percentage of the total population of visits to the emergency department. Orthopedic and wound emergencies also make up 9% of the total questions on the CEN exam. This session covers materials needed to correctly answer these questions as well as care for these patients in the emergency department. Topics covered include common wounds encountered in the emergency department and how to care for them, care of injuries related to tendons and ligaments, as well as assessment and care for patients with various dislocations and fractures. Additional topics include explosive injuries, rhabdomyolisis and compartment syndrome.
- Describe care of various wounds encountered in the emergency department
- Perform a neurological assessment on extremities with orthopedic injuries
- Explain the physiology of compartment syndrome
WHO SHOULD WATCH
Your entire healthcare team will benefit from this session so please be sure to tune in.
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