Trauma Anesthesia Management: How Both You and Your Patient Can Survive Trauma

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Class A Credits: 1.25

Format: Video

Run time: 57 mins

Course Launch Date: 11/3/20

Course Expires: 11/2/23

Trauma management has evolved over the last 20 years and many CRNAs practice emergency trauma anesthesia infrequently and are not prepared for the complexities of managing trauma patients. CRNAs should be proficient in the latest research and guidelines in trauma care including damage control resuscitation, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and management of hyperfibrinolysis, acidosis, coagulopathy, and vasopressors in trauma.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Learner will be able to list the latest changes in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Hemostatic Resuscitation.
  • Learner will be able to define and explain Hemostatic Resuscitation and Damage Control Resuscitation.
  • Learner will be able to describe the lethal triad of death in trauma and anesthetic interventions to improve patient outcomes.

Dawn B. Lewellen, DNP, CRNA

Staff CRNA, Parkland Hospital

Dawn Borth Lewellen, CRNA has practiced trauma anesthesia for 30 years and is currently at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX, a Level 1 Trauma Center.  She serves as the CRNA Education Coordinator, co-chair of the Patient Blood Management Committee, and is involved with trauma quality improvement.

She attended Texas Wesleyan University graduating in 1990 with a Master in Health Science in Nurse Anesthesia and in 2020, she completed her Doctor in Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University.  She is adjunct faculty at Texas Wesleyan University. 

Dawn was selected as the 2014 APRN of the Year at Parkland Hospital, Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurse in 2016, and D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award in 2019.


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