Closed Chest Injuries

Participants will understand how to manage a patient with chest trauma and will learn how to recognize life threats associated with these injuries. This presentation will provide information on pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax and Commotio Cordis.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the mechanics of ventilation in relation to chest injuries.
  2. Recognize the signs of chest injury.
  3. Describe a patient with a suspected pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, and commotio cordis.

BOC Credit Hours: 1

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