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Blast Injuries Part 1: Overview and Treatment (NL0311A)


Author(s): Newsletter


Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP


Credit Hours: 10


Course Description

This course discusses blast injuries including the mechanisms of blast injuries, common blast injuries, emergency management tips, and the pathology of blast-related brain injury.


Course Format

Online

Course Objectives

  1. Describe and discuss:
    1.) Classification of Explosives
    2.) Mechanisms of Blast Injuries
    3.) Common Blast Injuries
    4.) Emergency Management Tips
    5.) Pathology of blast-related brain injury

  2. Differentiate between the traditional symptom-focused treatment paradigm and the mechanism-of-injury based approach

  3. Explain the complexity of presenting complaints in OIF/OEF veterans and support the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to assessment and treatment

  4. Define the fole of psychopharmacology in post acute TBI treatment and explain the specific characteristics of subpopulations who might benefit

Course Overview

Outline:

  • Article 1: Bomb and Blast Injuries
  • Article 2: Explosions and Blast Injuries – A Primer for Clinicians
  • Article 3: Pathology of blast-related brain injury
  • Article 4: Utility of mechanism-of-injury-based assessment and treatment: Blast Injury Program case illustration
  • Article 5: Prevalence of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and persistent post-concussive symptoms in OIF/OEF Veterans: Polytrauma clinical triad
  • Article 6: Team approach to diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury and its co-morbidities
  • Article 7: Central nervous system and musculoskeletal medication profile of a veteran cohort with blast-related injuries
  • Article 8: Pharmacological management of neuro-behavioral disorders following traumatic brain injury – A state-of-the-art review

Course Price

$80.00
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Customer Testimonial

Blast Injuries Part A & Part B were very relevant to our current crisis with post war veterans. The information was also applicable to other victims of TBI
Gail B.