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Managing the Emergency and Trauma Patient: Secrets to Improving Your Practice in the Emergency Department
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
6 hr 33 min
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
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  1. Compare and contrast spinal cord syndromes.
  2. Plan care for the patient experiencing chest pain.
  3. Distinguish differences between life-threatening maxillofacial and neck traumas.
  4. Recommend management strategies for the patient presenting with acute stroke symptoms.
  5. Determine the hemorrhagic risk of patients receiving anticoagulants.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to treat acute and chronic pain.
  7. Formulate appropriate nursing care for the transgender victim of sexual assault.
  8. Choose appropriate patient-specific interventions for the bariatric patient.

Trends in Emergency and Trauma Nursing

  • Current trends
  • Core measures
  • Hospital scorecards

Head and Neck Trauma

  • Neurological trauma
    • ED management of the stroke patient
    • Maxillofacial and neck trauma
    • Proper application and management of cervical collar
    • NIHSS scoring

Thoracic/Abdominal/Genitourinary Trauma

  • Thoracic trauma
    • Assessment of the patient with a chest tube
    • Abdominal trauma
    • Intra-abdominal pressure assessment and management
    • Genitourinary trauma
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO: Chest tube insertion and chest tube management
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO: Chest auto-transfusion
  • ESSENTIAL SKILL: Pelvic fractures

Extremity Trauma

  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO: Hare traction
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO: Conversion of Hare traction to Bucks traction
  • ESSENTIAL SKILL: Hemorrhage management

Special Considerations

  • Psychosocial issues
  • Obstetrical emergencies
  • The bariatric patient
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Shock
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO: Defibrillation, cardioversion and pacing
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO: Rapid infuser
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO: Essential dysrhythmia recognition & treatment

Trends in Care

  • Chest pain
  • Antiplatelets versus anticoagulants
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual assault of the transgender patient
  • Forensic issues
  • Ultrasound guided peripheral IV placement
  • Pressure injuries
  • Insulin pumps

Skills Demonstration



Marcia Gamaly has over twenty years of nursing experience at the bedside and in staff development. Marcia currently works as a clinical nurse educator at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. In this role, she is responsible for the educational needs for over 250 nurses and support staff on a variety of units, including step-down, neuro-tele and medical-surgical units. She is interested in topics pertaining to the specialties of critical care, progressive care, medical-surgical, and emergency nursing. She is an instructor for BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC and ASLS and works as a per-diem emergency department staff nurse.

Additionally, she is a doctoral student at Villanova University and maintains certification in medical-surgical nursing, progressive care nursing, emergency nursing, and professional staff development. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Marcia combines her role in clinical education with hands-on experience to deliver a high-level learning opportunity that is patient-focused and outcome-driven. The meaningful insights she has to share will be applied easily at the bedside to improve your own care of patients!

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Marcia Gamaly has an employment relationship with St. Mary Medical Center and Lower Bucks Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Marcia Gamaly is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses; America Association of Critical-Care Nurses; American Nurses Association; American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; and Emergency Nurses Association.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Available Until: 10/27/2020
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Florida Nurses:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours.

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