4-6 participants (or team composition applicable to local area).
Ward-based nursing and physiotherapy clinicians.
This resource kit provides healthcare workers with useful resources and key practice points to assist them to identify and manage respiratory complications in patients following blunt chest trauma injuries.
- Identify patient and injury-related factors that place a patient at greater risk of delayed respiratory complications post chest trauma.
- Identify three key signs of impending respiratory deterioration – poorly controlled pain, impaired inspiration, and impaired cough.
- Demonstrate the skill of teaching a patient the correct incentive spirometry technique.
5 October 2021