The Non-operative Management of Solid Organ Injuries: From Trauma Bay to Outpatient Follow-up
0.5 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $5 for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $10.
Blunt abdominal trauma constitutes more than 80% of abdominal traumas in childhood. The 2019 Journal of Pediatric Surgery Evidence-based Practice systematic review of the non-operative management of solid organ injuries advises it may be safe to send children with solid organ injuries home sooner with less intervention and supports outpatient management with primary care providers. The management of solid organ injuries has been evolving over the last 10 years and understanding these new Pediatric Surgical Association’s guidelines have implications for advanced practice providers in both primary and acute care settings. The lecture will review the epidemiology of pediatric solid organ injury, the indications for non-operative management and will focus on the recommendations which outpatient pediatric-focused NPs can use to advise families on activity, follow-up and need for emergent re-assessment.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
• Describe incidence and etiology of pediatric solid organ injuries.
• Define appropriate evaluation and initial management of pediatric solid organ injuries.
• Identify factors determining stability of injury and indications for non-operative versus surgical management.
• Recognize and discuss pitfalls and long-term outcomes of the non-operative management.
• Describe and discuss the implementation and operationalization of the non-operative protocol, including patient education, outpatient management and follow-up.
Brandi D. Farrell, APRN, CPNP-AC, PC
Dr. Brandi Farrell is an assistant professor at UT Health San Antonio and practices as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric ICU at University Hospital in San Antonio.
Elizabeth Waibel, CPNP
Elizabeth Waibel is a PNP and trauma burn coordinator in the Trauma and Burn Surgery Department at Children’s National .
- 0.50 Contact hours