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Neurological Sequelae in Traumatic Brain Injuries - Neuroscience Critical Care

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 1407 reviews

Course Summary

Brain injuries can be devastating and their impact is frequently felt deeply by family and friends as well as the patient. The trauma of a brain injury can continue not just in the initial days and weeks after occurrence but for months and years afterward. The neuroscience critical care team caring for a patient immediately following a traumatic event involving brain injury can have a profound impact on the patient’s outcome and quality of life.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Etiology Of Head Trauma

III.        Anatomy And Physiology Of The Head And Brain

1.   The Head

2.   Cranial Vault

IV.         Brain Injury

V.           Bleeding In Head Injuries

1.   Bruising

2.   Hematomas of the Head

3.   Hemorrhage

4.   Diffuse Axonal Injury

5.   Concussion

6.   Neurological Deficits

7.   Amnesia

8.   Changes in Pupil Shape and Size

9.   Stiff Neck

10.    Severe Headache

11.    Physical Deficits

12.    Nausea and Vomiting

13.    Loss of Consciousness

VI.         Coma: Altered Consciousness

1.   Stupor

2.   Vegetative State

3.   Minimally Conscious State

4.   Locked-In Syndrome

5.   Brain Death

6.   Coup and Contrecoup Effect

VII.      Acquired Brain Injury

VIII.    Summary

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