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Contact Hours : 14.00

Pediatric Care After Resuscitation (PCAR) Course (Sep, 2019)

Sep 26 - 27, 2019   |   Madera, California  United States of America
Specialties : Pediatrics   |   Emergency Medicine
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Pediatric Care After Resuscitation (PCAR) Course is organized by Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) Education Programs and will be held from Sep 26 - 27, 2019 at Valley Children's Hospital, Madera, California, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is registered nurses, physical therapists, paramedics, social workers, dietitians, respiratory therapists, speech and occupational therapists, LVNs/LPNs, and others who interact with pediatric trauma inpatients. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 contact hours.

Conference Description :
Unlike standardized trauma programs targeted at prehospital and emergency care providers, the Pediatric Care After Resuscitation (PCAR) course was specifically created to meet the learning needs of INPATIENT pediatric trauma nurses. This live, 2-day educational offerings give hospital staff members the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to meet regulatory requirements and provide excellent care to this challenging patient population.

PCAR Course Content
PART 1 - Participants focus on concepts relevant to the nursing care of the injured, hospitalized patient :
• The trauma care spectrum
• The biomechanics of trauma
• The body's response to injury

PART 2 - Learners participate in interactive, expanding case scenarios that address the needs of hospitalized patients with injuries to major body systems. Each module introduces specific trauma care concepts including pathophysiology, patient assessment, and complications. Surgical, medical, and nursing management options and outcome criteria are introduced while analyzing children with :
• Thoracic injury
• Abdominal injury
• Musculoskeletal injury
• Craniocerebral injury
• Spine and spinal cord injury

Each interactive expanding case scenario promotes critical thinking, knowledge synthesis, and clinical reasoning skills by inviting learners to :
• Incorporate injury biomechanics information
• Analyze clinical assessment data
• Suggest appropriate care interventions
• Identify individuals at risk for deterioration
• Prevent, recognize, and manage complications
• Understand current trends and issues in trauma patient care
• Predict each patient's care trajectory
• Set realistic goals and evaluate outcomes

Conference Objectives are :
• Describe the trauma continuum of care.
• Explain the bio-mechanics of common injuries.
• Anticipate specific wounds and complications based on mechanism of injury information.
• Discuss the body's multisystem responses to traumatic insults.
• Incorporate physical assessment, imaging studies, and laboratory data to evaluate the hospitalized trauma patient.
• Describe appropriate medical, surgical, and nursing interventions for frequently encountered injuries.
• Interact with interdisciplinary team members to provide timely care to injured patients.
• Prevent, identify, and manage complications common to the hospitalized trauma patient.
• Identify realistic trauma patient goals and evaluate care outcomes.
• Address the psychosocial needs of hospitalized trauma patients and their family members.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Contact No. : 503-608-4900

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Venue Address

Valley Children's Hospital
9300 Valley Children's Pl
Madera, California, United States of America

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