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Lecture Overview

The term 'mechanism of injury' is a key concept in determining the aetiology of trauma. Understanding the type, place, cause and mechanism of injury guides the assessment process. In this lecture, Jane Mateer will help you understand the significance of the 'mechanism of injury' by discussing blunt, penetrating and blast injuries.


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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


13 Total Rating(s)
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Michael Lucas
16 Jan 2020

Great summary. Food for thought. Many thanks

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mary susan delos reyes
09 Jan 2020

very good

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Mary Wright
21 Dec 2019

Great resource, I found this very interesting

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Greg Davis
17 Dec 2019

An excellent lecture just to remind you of the little things that you may data dump when not dealing with trauma every day.

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Dallas Campbell
11 Dec 2019

Informative and educational.

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Chung Him Tong
07 Dec 2019

I will definitely recommend others to undertake this course

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Lisa Fraser
03 Dec 2019

This was a really good overview of mechanism of injury.

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Gary Macreadie
03 Dec 2019

Good resource for information in utilising the skill of assessing potential injury by the mechanism of the injury

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Irene Pennell
03 Dec 2019

This is very informative and interesting.

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Harrison Land
30 Nov 2019

Very informative