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Cover image for lecture: Mechanism of Injury: A Key Concept

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.

Educators

Portrait of Jane Mateer
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

Reviews

4.7
26 Total Rating(s)
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Andrew Johns
01 Apr 2020

This activity is directly relevant to my scope as a registered nurse, and is an area of my practice where I identified a gap in my knowledge since... This online learning covered the topic of trauma. It provided me with new knowledge and reinforced existing knowledge, and can help me better collaborate with my team. I do not foresee any barriers getting in the way of applying this. I am likely to make changes to my practice as a result of this learning and utilise the new knowledge gained in this course to better assess and determine cause and effect, better judge if mech matches injury.

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Ze Liu
18 Mar 2020

the type, place, cause and mechanism of injury guides the assessment process. understand the significance of the 'mechanism of injury' by discussing blunt, penetrating and blast injuries.

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Alejandro Ruiz
05 Mar 2020

This was a great lecture on mechanism of injury

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Tina Gray
04 Mar 2020

Very interesting lecture.

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Emily Kaye Price
02 Mar 2020

Thorough and comprehensive guide.

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Jaimie Collard
23 Jan 2020

Great content covering blast injuries, great use of examples.

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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.