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Brain Trauma, Concussion, & Dementia - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

Describes the brain structures and functions that are most vulnerable to trauma. Outlines the major steps in assessing patients with brain trauma and predicting disability. Discusses key clinical features of concussions, penetrating head injuries, and blast injuries. Describes the relationship between brain trauma and dementing illness such as Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Outlines the rehabilitation strategies most likely to improve outcomes in patients with brain trauma. Discusses the practical steps to prevent brain trauma from motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$81.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the brain structures and functions that are most vulnerable to trauma.
  2. Outline the major steps in assessing patients with brain trauma and predicting disability.
  3. Discuss key clinical features of concussions, penetrating head injuries, and blast injuries.
  4. Describe the relationship between brain trauma and dementing illness such as Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
  5. Outline the rehabilitation strategies most likely to improve outcomes in patients with brain trauma.
  6. Discuss the practical steps to prevent brain trauma from motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports.
  7. Describe how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
  8. Describe for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
Products specifications
Contact Hours: 6
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.
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