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2-Day: Intensive Trauma Course
Audio CD
$439.99 USD
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Audio CD - 8+ hours   Instructions
13 hr 2 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Conduct a Rapid Trauma Assessment, including FAST and EFAST, focused abdominal sonogram for trauma and ultrasound assessment of trauma.
  2. Analyze physiological presentations and clinical signs indicative of specific trauma diagnoses.
  3. Distinguish key palliative interventions in the stabilization and projected continuum of care for selected pediatric and adult traumatic injuries.
  4. Plan for trauma specific issues in airway management and pulmonary pathophysiology.
  5. Assess to determine the most appropriate critical-care stabilization, ongoing care, and transport for a neurological trauma patient.
  6. Apply new insights related to the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system to trauma care.
  7. Evaluate physiological presentations and clinical signs indicative of specific trauma diagnoses.
  8. Integrate knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the clinical practice of providers caring for the multi-system trauma patient.
  9. Plan appropriate clinical interventions for common clinical problems encountered in the management of the complex, multi-system trauma patient.
  10. Choose best responses to patients in crisis using trauma resuscitation algorithms.
  11. Determine interventions based upon current research and updates in clinical practice that supersede curriculums.
  12. Demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to successfully complete the TCRN examination.
Trauma Assessment
  • Head to toe physical exam
  • Rapid trauma assessment (EXTERNAL trauma)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS): An evolving role in INTERNAL trauma assessment
Hemorrhage Control
  • Pathophysiology and palliation in hemorrhage control
  • Battlefield best practices brought to the bedside
  • TXA, Tourniquets, Transfusion, Thoracotomies, the Trauma Triad of Death and more…
Emergent and Ongoing Pain Management in Traumatic Injuries
  • Pain pathways: Transduction, transmission, modulation, and perception
  • Rapid pain management relative to specific mechanisms of injury
  • The underlying physiologies to consider
Head to Toe Review of Systems
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Intubation in Trauma and Emergent Surgical Airways
  • Blunt and Penetrating Mechanisms of Cardiac Injury
  • Thoracic Cavity Injuries and Pulmonology Considerations
  • Eviscerations and Other Peritoneal Cavity Concerns
  • Traumatic Considerations Within the Pelvic Girdle
  • Long Bone and Extremity Fractures
Specific Complex Mechanisms of Injury
  • Motor vehicle trauma
  • Gun shot wounds
  • Kinematics of explosion related injuries
  • Burn resuscitation management
Not Just Little Adults: Pediatric Trauma Review
  • Rapid head to toe assessments
  • Can’t miss differences between adult and pediatric patients
Putting It All Together: Case Based Review
  • Identify Key Missed Moments, Lessons Learned, and Best Practices
    • Assessment
    • Intervention
    • Documentation


Sean G. Smith C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric) is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced and taught Trauma Care, Tactical Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, both in the military and the civilian world. He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University’s Legal Nurse Consulting program and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications as well as extensive instructor qualifications in critical care and emergency medicine.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the newly released Resuscitation Crisis Manual. Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems (Yale, Mayo…). He routinely lectures at national/international conferences, has completed 50 + medical missions (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Morocco, Liberia, and Haiti), and medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
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  • RNs, NPs, PAs, and Paramedics from:
    • Emergency Departments
    • Critical Care
    • Medical-Surgical floors
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology
    • Urgent Care
  • Anyone desiring next level skills to proactively assess and intervene in the crashing trauma patient!