Facial Injuries (v2)

Course overview

Facial injuries can be devastating for both the patient and the EMS responder. It is the face that connects us to another person: When the face is distorted we have difficulty recognizing the human aspects of a patient and it is a shock.

Once the essentials such as airway and bleeding are addressed, the EMS responder must be capable of assessing the damage to the face and properly anticipate any problems and treat appropriately.

This course reviews facial anatomy, types of injuries, and appropriate treatment to prepare EMS personnel to respond quickly and help prevent complications resulting from facial injuries.

Featuring Barabara Maher, EMTP, FPL, RN, MS. Connie Mattera, MS, RN, EMT-P Northwest Community Hospital EMS Administrative Director