Abdominal and Chest Injuries
This online module is designed for outdoor professionals, enthusiasts, or for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. This course is NOT eligible for CME or FAWM.
Injuries to the Chest and Abdomen can be some of the most serious injuries that occur to a patient, and require proper evaluation and treatment, especially when in a wilderness setting where definitive treatment and evacuation can be severely delayed.
The purpose of this module is to help you develop a process that will allow you to overcome obstacles and provide the patient(s) with the appropriate care.
Upon completion, students should be familiar with:
- General chest and abdominal anatomy
- Evaluating chest or abdominal injuries
- Understanding what red flags can be looked for in determining the severity of the injury
- Understanding how to treat these injuries and which require immediate evacuation