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Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Therese A. West, MSN APN-C
Therese A. West, MSN APN-C
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

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Launch date: 30 Oct 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 185096

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. It is caused by a bump or blow to the head that affects how the brain normally works (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2008). Because nurses are frequently the professionals who see the full impact of TBI and have the skills that can alter the course of a patient’s recovery, it is important for nurses to have a valuable resource to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.

This guideline helps translate the latest research into an easy-to-use reference. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations based on current evidence that will help registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and institutions provide safe and effective care to injured patients with a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).

Objectives

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Define the terms mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and concussion while describing symptoms and frequency of occurrence.

2. Identify biochemical and biomolecular responses to MTBI as well as physiological differences related to age.

3. Differentiate between the various types of magnetic resonance technologies used in MTBI/concussion.

4. Evaluate the role of the nurse and other health care professionals in assessing and caring for MTBI patients.

5. Describe patient problems, rehabilitation issues, and expected outcomes for those with mild traumatic brain injury.
Therese A. West, MSN APN-C

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Therese A. West, MSN APN-C
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

Dr. Therese West has more than 30 years of health care and clinical systems experience in the diverse fields of medicine, nursing, management, research and education. Her focus over the last 3 years has been in health care guidance and clinical recommendation development for the military as a subject matter expert (SME) for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) and The Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Prior to her current position Therese was a licensed independent provider in neurology, pediatrics, family medicine and emergency care. Dr. West also served on the faculty of both Seton Hall University and Monmouth University in New Jersey. She is nationally certified as a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Dr. West has published several articles and has two additional publications pending on the topics of neuroendocrine dysfunction and progressive activity following mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. West has presented internationally on the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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