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Trauma Complications: Best Practices to Avoid Complications
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: 4/23/20
Expiration Date: 11/29/2025
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Trauma Complications
Program Overview
Trauma Complications is a course offered in series one of Trauma University, which debuted at TCAA's 2017 Annual Conference. Course topics are contributed by TCAA members and are designed to provide practitioners with clinical education opportunities. 

The purpose of this activity is to provide guidance on identification and treatment of complications due to trauma.

Estimated completion time: 60 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
1. Recognize symptoms of extremity compartment syndrome and urgency of intervention.
2. Outline three risk factors for venous thromboembolism.
3. List benefits of early mobilization and nutrition in intensive care unit.
4. Recall the difference between unstable and stable spine fractures and associated spinal precautions.

Moderator: Timothy Murphy
Faculty Presenter: Madeline Georgino

Presenter Bio
Madeline Georgino is a Doctorate of Nursing certified nurse practitioner who specializes in Adult Gerontology, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at University of South Carolina and then earned her Doctorate of Nursing at University of Pittsburgh.  She is co-author of Emergency Preparedness Education for Nurses: Core Competency familiarity measured utilizing an adapted Emergency Preparedness Information Questionnaire (EPIQ).
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Current Trauma Reports June 2016, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 73–78. Early Enteral Nutrition in Trauma: Is There Still Any Doubt?
Timothy Murphy
Dr. Christoph Kaufman
Jennifer Ward
Deb Myers
Dr. Britt Christmas
Peer Reviewer
Dr. Marco Bonta
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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