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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


26 Total Rating(s)
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Michael Lucas
15 Jan 2020

Direct, no nonsense information given in a manner which i appreciate. Thanks.

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Teresa Dempsey
09 Jan 2020

Excellent refresher of treatment of trauma patients, irregardless of hospital location or size. Very clearly presented and understood.

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Patrick Hides
08 Jan 2020

Very concise, very informative, well presented.

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Connie Flanagan
28 Dec 2019

Excellent instructor, very well executed. Informative session. Loved it.

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Julie Booth
18 Dec 2019

Great lecturer. Easy to understand information that is practical. Would highly recommend to new or experienced Emergency nurses.

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Greg Davis
16 Dec 2019

It is a nice review of the basics, it gets one to start visualising the trauma assessment process.

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Craig Davis
16 Dec 2019

Very informative and easy to follow lecture.

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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