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0286_EMC_Trauma Nursing: From Chaos to Calm_Live_Session 1

Castro Valley, CA US
March 27, 2024

This 8-hour trauma class is intended for all Registered Nurses. Lecture with interactive Q&A and case study discussions will focus on trauma assessment, hemorrhagic shock, the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patient, management of spinal cord injuries (SCI), respiratory care of the SCI patient, solid organ injuries, nutrition and wound care in trauma patients, coagulopathy in trauma, and nursing care of the polytrauma patient. An update on Eden’s Trauma Program will also be provided. The learner will be given resources for a trauma-informed approach to care and practices— to be able to facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate care free of implicit bias. The goal of this class will be to provide the nurses with information on trauma nursing assessment, protocols, patient management, communication skills, evidence-based practices, and psychological aspects to be utilize d in practice.

Target Audience

Nurse, Registered (RN)

Learning Objectives

After Attending this Activity, Learners Should be Able to:
-Recognize the components of the initial assessment. Understand the difference between the primary survey & secondary survey.
-Understand that primary survey identifies potential life-threatening injuries.

-Appreciate that the secondary survey can be fluid & at times must be completed in the ICU setting. Appreciate the need to “look, listen & feel” throughout most all systems in order to identify all possible injuries.

-Understand the importance of stating all injuries with needed interventions while working through the systems to ensure complete diagnostics.

-Recognize that the trauma survey is not just an ER survey. It is crucial that critical care nurses be able replicate these surveys upon admission.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/27/2024 - 8:00am PDT
Event ends: 
03/27/2024 - 4:30pm PDT

Assembly Bills 1195 & 241- Culturally Appropriate Care which is Free of Implicit Biases:

Learners are strongly encouraged to engage in self-directed learning related to the impact of implicit biases in this clinical area via the references provided below:

  1. Healy, M., Richard, A., & Kidia, K. (2022). How to Reduce Stigma and Bias in Clinical Communication: a Narrative Review. Journal of general internal medicine, 37(10), 2533–2540.
  2. Long, A., Jennings, J., Bademosi, K., Chandran, A., Sawyer, S., Schumacher, C., Greenbaum, A., & Fields, E. L. (2022). Storytelling to improve healthcare worker understanding, beliefs, and practices related to LGBTQ + patients: A program evaluation. Evaluation and program planning, 90, 101979.
Eden Medical Center
20103 Lake Chabot Rd
MOB 2nd Floor, IT Training Room 2717 or Conference Room 3)
Castro Valley, CA 94546
United States

Disclosure of Financial or In-Kind Commercial Support & Conflict of Interest

Gnanagurudasan Prakasam, a planning team member for this activity, receives consultant fees from Novo Nordisk (related to growth hormones), Medtronic (related to insulin pumps), Dexcom (related to glucose sensors), Mannkind (related to inhaled insulin), Alexion (related to HPP), and K Kirin (related to XLH) as well as speaker fees from Lilly (related to diabetes), Sanozi (related to Diabetes Type 1 prevention), and Abbvie (related to puberty). These ineligible relationships were deemed not relevant to this activity’s topic, and thus mitigation was not needed.

Sophia Humphreys, a planning team member for this activity, receives honoraria/ consultant fees form Pharmacosmos for her role consulting on the IV Iron Consensus paper which was deemed not relevant to this activity’s topic. Further, she has recently ended financial relationships with the following ineligible companies: Fresenius Kabi (ended 10/2022) and Heron (ended 10/2022).

No one else involved in the planning or presentation of this educational activity have any relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. No financial or in-kind commercial support was received to produce or promote this educational activity.   

– Provider Designee/Verification:  Kerri Maya, PhD(c), MSL, RN, NPD-BC


In support of improving patient care, Sutter Health, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statement

Sutter Health designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 7.25 continuing professional development contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Other DisciplinesAMA PRA Category 1 Credits HOURS™ Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting the continuing education requirements for Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Care Practitioners. For other disciplines, please check with the regulatory board for your discipline to confirm what type of credits meet the continuing education requirements. Continuing education hours for nurses accredited by ANCC, via Joint Accreditation.


Attendance & Credit Claiming

Text the 6-letter attendance verification code to (916) 866-7913 to claim credit.


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Enrollment Instructions

This program consists of multiple series which a learner may choose from, each with session dates as shown below:
Session 1 – Wednesday, March 27, 2024 (MOB 2nd Floor, IT Training Room 2717)
Session 2 – Thursday, March 28, 2024 (Conference Room 3)
Session 3 – Wednesday, October 23, 2024 (Conference Room 2)
Session 4 – Thursday, October 24, 2024 (Conference Room 3)

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