Ch 11: Thoracic Injury & Trauma

About This Chapter

This online study guide chapter helps you quickly review important information about thoracic injury and trauma. Complete the chapter to improve your knowledge for upcoming nursing exams, class projects or homework assignments.

Thoracic Injury & Trauma - Chapter Summary

Get a high-level overview of thoracic injury/trauma with this comprehensive nursing chapter. Through a series of engaging lessons, you'll take a look at the causes, symptoms and treatments for rib injuries, tracheal perforations and lung contusions. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Compare types of rib injuries
  • Explain common rib injury treatments and healing times
  • Describe lung contusion symptoms, treatment and recovery time
  • Outline the causes, diagnosis and treatment of tracheal perforation

You can complete this chapter at your own pace using any Internet-connected device. Try the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand these medical terms/concepts. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the chapter, and you can reach out to our instructors if you have any questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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