Traumatic Brain Injury, 3rd Edition - N47290

About the Course:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States remains a well-known public health problem that affects the young and old. Nurses are in key positions to prevent, assess, detect, educate, provide, and evaluate care for families and persons after an acute injury, as they encounter various sequelae and morbidities throughout the lifespan. Given the rising rates of TBI, the renewed interest in limiting its prevalence and likelihood for reinjury, and its long-term cognitive challenges, nurses and specialists in brain injury and mental health are well positioned to deliver state-of-the-art care to patients and families. This course provides evidence-based information related to the detection, identification, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tools used for all levels of TBI.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence and etiology of TBI in the United States.
  • Discuss the different types of TBI and the related pathophysiology.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of TBI.
  • Discuss essential nursing care of the adult with acute TBI across the continuum of care.
  • Explain the sequelae and long-term complications from TBI.

About the Author: 
Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, MJ, CPNP, FAAN, has extensive practice experience in the care of patients with traumatic brain injuries. She has over 20 years of experience in critical care, primarily pediatrics and adolescents. She is currently a faculty member at the University of Rochester, School of Nursing, and has taught physiology and pathophysiology. She has also co-authored a nursing medical-surgical textbook.