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NL0311A: BLAST INJURIES - POLYTRAUMA
PART 1: OVERVIEW AND TREATMENT MODALITIES

10 contact hours

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View BLAST INJURIES Parts 2 and 3 Overview:
PART 2: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ISSUES
- 10 contact hours
PART 3: REHAB AND RETURN TO WORK ISSUES - 6 contact hours

 

OBJECTIVES

1. Describe and discuss:

• Classification of Explosives
• Mechanisms of Blast Injuries
• Common Blast Injuries
• Emergency Management Tips
• 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 role of psychopharmacology in post acute TBI treatment and explain the specific characteristics of subpopulations who might benefit

 

COURSE CONTENT

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

 

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