CASE STUDYBlunt Chest TraumaStewart, Daphne J. MSN, NP-C, CENAuthor Information CoxHealth, Springfield, Missouri. Correspondence: Daphne J. Stewart, MSN, NP-C, CEN, CoxHealth, 3801 S National, Springfield, MO 65807 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The author declares no conflict of interest. Journal of Trauma Nursing: November/December 2014 - Volume 21 - Issue 6 - p 282-284 doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000079 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract Blunt chest trauma is associated with a wide range of injuries, many of which are life threatening. This article is a case study demonstrating a variety of traumatic chest injuries, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Literature on the diagnosis and treatment was reviewed, including both theoretical and research literature, from a variety of disciplines. The role of the advance practice nurse in trauma is also discussed as it relates to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with traumatic chest injuries. Copyright © 2014 by the Society of Trauma Nurses.