Ch 23: Diagnosing & Treating Chest & Stomach Injuries

About This Chapter

This skills and training chapter covers essential information about the diagnosis and treatment of stomach and chest injuries. Access these informative lessons and interactive quizzes at any time to improve your chest and stomach injury knowledge.

Diagnosing & Treating Chest & Stomach Injuries - Chapter Summary

Take a look through this comprehensive chapter to study a variety of chest and stomach injury topics. Using simple and concise lessons, our instructors will explain basic information related to the diagnosis and treatment of chest, thorax, sternum and solar plexus injuries. You'll also evaluate the characteristics of flail chests and retrosternal hematoma.

The chapter includes interactive lesson quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the material, and the chapter is availalbe at any time that fits your schedule. You can also reach out to our expert instructors if you have any questions.

How It Helps

This chapter can benefit any professional who needs to develop knowledge and skills for chest and stomach injury treatment. The chapter can be used to supplement training or continuing education materials. Aspiring healthcare professionals can also study these resources to get ahead in their studies and learn more about these types of injuries.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Identify different types of chest injuries
  • Assess chest injury signs, symptoms, treatments and complications
  • Interpret severity scores related to thoracic injuries
  • Understand how thoracic injuries are diagnosed and treated
  • Evaluate the symptoms and treatments of sternum and solar plexus injuries
  • Assess the causes, symptoms, treatments and management of flail chests
  • Define retrosternal hematoma
  • Explain what happens when someone's wind is knocked out of them
  • Recognize the function and location of the solar plexus

Final Exam
Critical Care Nursing
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Diagnosing & Treating Chest & Stomach Injuries
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