Traumatic Brain Injury (NW0404)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CLCP, CNLCP, COPS-KT, RNs

Credit Hours: 4

Course Format


Course Objectives

  1. Explain:
    1.) Traumatic Brain Injury: it's signs and symptoms and post-injury complications
    2.) The risk factors for TBI
    3.) The Glasgow Coma Scale and it applicability to TBI
    4.) Disabilities that can result from a TBI

  2. Describe:
    1.) The cognitive and communication problems that result from TB
    2.) How cognitive and communication problems are assessed and treated

  3. Describe the current research being done on TBI

Course Overview

Part 1: Traumatic Brain Injury: Cognitive and Communication Disorders 


  • What Is Traumatic Brain Injury? 
  • Who Suffers From Head Trauma? 
  • What Are the Cognitive and Communication Problems That Result From Traumatic Brain Injury? 
  • How Are the Cognitive and Communication Problems Assessed? 
  • How Are the Cognitive and Communication Problems Treated? 
  • What Research Is Being Done? 
  • Where Can I Get Additional Information?

Part 2: Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research 


  • Introduction 
  • What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? 
  • What Are the Signs and Symptoms of TBI? 
  • What Are the Causes of and Risk Factors for TBI? 
  • What Are the Different Types of TBI? 
  • What Medical Care Should a TBI Patient Receive? 
  • How Does a TBI Affect Consciousness? 
  • What Immediate Post-Injury Complications Can Occur From a TBI? 
  • What Disabilities Can Result From a TBI? 3
  • Are There Other Long-Term Problems Associated With a TBI? 
  • What Kinds of Rehabilitation Should a TBI Patient Receive? 
  • How Can TBI be Prevented? 
  • What Research is the NINDS Conducting?
  • Where Can I Find More Information? 
  • Glossary 
  • Information Resources

Course Price


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