Recognizing the Signs of Impaired Tissue Perfusion in Trauma Patients
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5
Author: Tiffany Jakubowski
MS, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CMSRN, ONC
Caring for a patient with traumatic injuries means paying attention to many different signs and symptoms at once, which is why these patients are often kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or other higher levels of care. A patient may initially be considered stable enough for a medical, surgical, or telemetry floor but then need to be transferred to a higher level of care due to a worsening condition. One sign of a worsening condition is impaired tissue perfusion. It is important that all nurses are aware of the signs of impaired tissue perfusion so they can act quickly to support their patient as required.
- Causes of Impaired Tissue Perfusion
- Brain Perfusion
- Renal Perfusion
- Capillary Refill: Impaired Tissue Perfusion Assessment
- Distal Pulses: Impaired Tissue Perfusion Assessment
- Case Study
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In this course we will discuss the signs, symptoms, and importance of recognizing impaired tissue perfusion in trauma patients quickly. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify three causes of impaired tissue perfusion.
- Identify three assessment skills for impaired tissue perfusion.
- State three assessment findings which require notifying the provider.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- Attest and testify learning of the course materials
Accreditations + Approvals
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
- California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
- Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
- Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
- New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
- Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: June 04, 2024
Course Offering: #80