Trauma Ward Nursing

The Trauma Ward Nursing module builds upon your knowledge of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of common trauma conditions of patients being admitted to hospital, as well as providing the opportunity to improve your clinical skills in key trauma related areas.

Who Should Attend

The Trauma Ward Nursing module has been developed for nurses working in surgical, neurosurgical and orthopaedic wards in metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals.

The Module

This module is run in two parts.

  1. You will be sent a package of materials which we strongly recommend you read prior to attending the workshop.
  2. Attendance at a 2 day workshop intensive. Depending on when you initially register, this is scheduled approximately six weeks after you have received the Study Guide.

The Benefits

This program allows you to access contemporary trauma nursing knowledge that is specifically Australian in its context (developed by Australian nursing experts); to explore the range of trauma services available throughout Australasia and between rural and metropolitan locations and to be assessed on your knowledge and skill in trauma nursing in a supportive and collegial environment.

A focus of this program is to facilitate the sharing of participant knowledge, and to build this into discussion of the principles of trauma nursing. Real life stories are used to make the main points.

Prerequisites

This program has been written to articulate with the scope of practice of a registered nurse (DIV 1 Vic).

As this intensive module is focused on developing your trauma skills, there is an expectation that you will have basic levels of competency in certain skills normally able to be learnt as part of professional development programs in most hospitals.

For example, we anticipate you are proficient in patient assessment, Basic Life Support and are familiar with the application and interpretation of common monitoring equipment, including pulse oximetry and non invasive blood pressure monitoring.

CENA TNP Ward Care Day 1
Welcome and Introduction
Mechanism of Injury
Overview of primary and secondary survey (narrated demonstration – adult patient)
Primary Survey Primary Survey
Skills Station

·         Airways (oro/nasopharyngeal)

·         Bag-valve-mask (BVM)

·         Intubation

·         Tracheostomy management

·         Circulation (IV cannulas, line, art line)

Skills Station

·         Airways (oro/nasopharyngeal)

·         Bag-valve-mask (BVM)

·         Intubation

·         Tracheostomy management

·         Circulation (IV cannulas, line, art line)

 

Secondary and Tertiary Survey
Chest
Group facilitated discussion

·         Chest auscultation

·         SpO2

·         O2 delivery (masks, n/prongs, high flow O2 therapy)

·         ICC / UWSD (management, trouble shooting)

Abdomen
Pelvis
Group facilitated discussion

·         Pelvic binders

·         External fixtures

·         Pelvic traction

Scenarios – Deteriorating adult patient Scenarios – Deteriorating adult patient
Summary
CENA TNP Ward Care Day 2
Welcome and recap including narrated demonstration – paediatric patient
Spine
Skills Station

·         CX collar care

·         Spinal immobilisation

·         Log rolling

·         Jordon frame

Skills Station

·         CX collar care

·         Spinal immobilisation

·         Log rolling

·         Jordon frame

Head/Face
Extremities
Skill Station / Group discussion

·         Donway / CT6

·         Skeletal traction

·         Skin traction

Skill Station / Group discussion

·         Donway / CT6

·         Skeletal traction

·         Skin traction

Wounds

Group facilitated discussion

·         External Fixatures

·         Wound management

Sequelae of trauma Sequelae of trauma
Scenarios – deteriorating patient (adult/child) Scenarios – deteriorating patient (adult/child)
Summary and evaluations

 Assessment

Optional Assessment

In order to receive a course certificate, you will be required to complete the assessment tasks related to the module. An optional assessment is delivered at the conclusion of the program. Following successful completion of the assessment you will receive a certificate of achievement.

 

Ongoing Learning and support

A feature of the CENA Trauma Nursing Program is continued support available after you have attended the workshop intensive. An on-line program has been developed to allow you to follow up and revise the content covered in the skill stations and case scenarios. You will be provided with information about this on-line program at the completion of the workshop intensive.