Essential Components of Trauma Assessment

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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 is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in prehospital, 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 emergency, paediatric and trauma care, Jane currently works as a clinical nurse educator in paediatric care, having previously worked as a clinical nurse consultant, educator, manager and university lecturer. She is currently completing a PhD into the experiences of Australian Army Nursing Officers in armed conflict.
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First Published29 November 2019
Updated28 November 2019
29 June 2025
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