So You Think You Know Trauma? Facing the Great American Trauma Challenge

This engaging and interactive session challenges, confirms and enriches the nurse’s knowledge about trauma resuscitation in Critical Care. Using a series of hypothetical and real-life trauma situations, nurses can validate existing trauma knowledge and apply newer knowledge, with patients experiencing alterations in oxygenation, ventilation, fluid responsiveness, coagulopathy and acid-base imbalance. [ 60 or 75 minutes]

Key Content


  • Trauma in North America - What We Know: Trauma Deaths, Bimodal Distribution, Importance of Triage
  • ‘C-ABCDE’ Approach to Trauma Resuscitation
  • Selected Trauma Challenges for Critical Care Nurses: Shock, Fluid Resuscitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Hypothermia, Massive Transfusion Protocol, Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma
  • Damage Control Surgery and Resuscitation
  • Endpoints of Trauma Resuscitation
  • Future Research