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Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 5 hours
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Course Summary

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health issue that can lead to physical and mental disability as well as morbidity. The brain anatomy and physiology is discussed as well as the medical evaluation and diagnosis of a TBI. Additionally, the lifelong challenge of patient quality of life and implications to patients’ family members are a major focus with emphasis on current and newer medial and alternative approaches of therapy to promote improved health and wellbeing.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview Of TBI - Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain
  3. Types Of TBI
    1. Open versus Closed Injuries
    2. Diffuse versus Focal Injuries
  4. Levels Of Severity Of TBI
    1. Mild TBI
    2. Moderate TBI
    3. Severe TBI
  5. TBI Symptoms
    1. Bleeding
    2. Bruising
    3. Neurological Deficits
    4. Amnesia
    5. Changes in Pupil Shape and Size
    6. Stiff Neck
    7. Headache
    8. Physical Deficits
    9. Nausea/Vomiting
    10. Loss of Consciousness
    11. Altered Consciousness
  6. Complications Of TBI
    1. Seizures
    2. Hydrocephalus and Posttraumatic Ventricular Enlargement
    3. Infections
    4. Vascular Injuries
    5. Cognitive Impairments
    6. Sensory Problems
    7. Language and Communication Problems
    8. Emotional and Behavioral Problems
    9. Coup and Contrecoup Effect
  7. Diagnosis Of TBI
    1. Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment
    2. Radiologic Imaging
    3. Non-contrast CT
    4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    5. Other Diagnostic Imaging Procedures
  8. Treatment
    1. Pressure Monitoring
    2. Rehabilitation
    3. Pharmacological Treatment
    4. Surgery
  9. Prognosis
  10. Impact On The Patient’s Family
  11. Summary


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