E-Library of Trauma Lectures


NEW 5th Edition! The Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures® (eLibrary) is a collection of trauma-related presentations considered the pre-eminent industry resource on trauma nursing care. The E-Library is designed to serve as a complete educational program for training nurses across the trauma continuum of care.

Each presentation contains the following:

  • Learning objectives
  • Detailed lecture format using PowerPoint, including instructor notes
  • Post-test with questions and answers for self-assessment


  • The Trauma Team: From Prehospital Through the Emergency Department
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Hemorrhagic Shock
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Facial and Ocular Trauma
  • Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck Trauma
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Genitourinary Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Pregnancy Trauma
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Geriatric Trauma
  • Burn and Inhalation Injury
  • Obesity and Trauma

How to Use the E-Library

How to Use the Presentations for a Lecture - Instructions for Instructor
The Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures® contains:

  1. Eighteen lectures
  2. Corresponding tests with answer keys
  3. References for presentations
The instructor can use the Power Point presentation in three ways.
  1. Slide Show: The slide series will open in the slide show mode ready to be used for presentation.
  2. Notes Page: Click the View Tab and choose Notes Page for extensive notes available to be used by the instructor.
  3. Handout: Print Slides 3 per page which can be used as a handout for the attendee.

Tests and Answer Key
There are eighteen tests and answer keys corresponding to each of the presentations.

File Formats
The presentations are saved in PowerPoint format. The tests, answer keys, and references are saved in Microsoft Word format.

How to Use the Presentations Internally
The Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures® may be distributed for the purposes of educating a mass group of nurses internally, for online education, and self-study.

Institutions interested in this method should send a letter of request via mail or email to the Society of Trauma Nurses. Upon review, STN will provide the requestor with a signed letter granting the institution permission to distribute the presentations internally within the hospital system.

Send Correspondence to: Society of Trauma Nurses
Stephanie Czuhajewski, Education Director
1024 Capital Center Drive Suite 205 Frankfort, KY 40601
info@traumanurses.org (email requests are permitted and encouraged)

Continuing Education
The Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures® is not approved for continuing education nursing contact hours although the files and resources included with the presentations are designed so that institutions may apply for approval using the materials provided in the files.

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