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Cover image for lecture: Essential Components of Trauma Assessment

Lecture Overview

An accurate trauma assessment is vital in helping save patients' lives. In this lecture, Jane Mateer defines the essential components of a trauma assessment and the order of steps to follow. Watch this lecture to revise this life-saving assessment process now.


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Jane Mateer

Jane Mateer is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience in pre-hospital, metropolitan, and military settings. Her qualifications include a master in public health and a graduate diploma in advanced practice (nurse practitioner), as well as certificates in emergency nursing and education. A specialist in an emergency, paediatric, and trauma care, Jane currently works as a clinical support nurse in emergency, having previously worked as a clinical nurse consultant, clinical nurse educator, manager, and university lecturer. She is currently undertaking research into the experiences of Australian Army nurses. See Educator Profile


14 Total Rating(s)
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Trevor Lowe
11 Dec 2019

Contained good revision, some insight into practices that I may not be involved in, rationales. Also liked how the presenter made a point of being aware of issues further down a checklist before getting to that point (eg. hypothermia)

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jennifer Brown
09 Dec 2019

I found this lecture to be very informative and well presented by Jane Mateer. She is extremely easy to listen to and explains things very well.

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Sue Payne
09 Dec 2019

Very interesting and informative. Always great to listen to professionals who have lots of knowledge in specific areas

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Chung Him Tong
08 Dec 2019

I would love to participate the entire course.

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Nerida Bates
06 Dec 2019

Very informative an pertinent to everyday practice.

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Dallas Campbell
05 Dec 2019

Very informative and educational.

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Mary Wright
04 Dec 2019

This module was very informative.

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Irene Pennell
03 Dec 2019

I found this video engaging, concise, clear and informative.

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Maria Holton
03 Dec 2019

An excellent systematic approach of trauma assessment, has reinforced prior knowledge.

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Gary Macreadie
03 Dec 2019

Good resource which provides a systematic approach to trauma assessment