05.01 Respiratory Trauma Module Intro

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Outline

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to…

  1. Explain the pathophysiology and nursing implications for blunt chest trauma, including rib fractures, flail chest, and pulmonary contusions.
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for pneumothorax and hemothorax.
  3. Appropriately assess and manage a chest tube drainage system, including assessing for the cause of an air leak.