There is so much that a person can experience after a TBI. As clinicians, we get to help restore as much function as possible through rehabilitative and compensatory techniques. TBI is a commonly seen diagnosis in hospitals, subacute, acute, outpatient centers and home health. No matter what sector of rehabilitation you currently work in, this course will help you develop a well-rounded understanding of TBI including epidemiology, pathophysiology,clinical picture, procedures for evaluation and treatment, and understanding coma and levels of consciousness. We will discuss how we can not only attempt to increase function for the patient, but also educate caregivers for optimal carry over. All in all, this course will help you be a better patient advocate, which is one of the best things we can do for our patients!
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- Statistics of TBI
- Causes of TBI
- Defintion of substance abuse
- Recover and recurrence of brain injury
- Focal brain injuries, multifocal and diffuse brain injuries, and prevention of secondary brain injuries
- Glasgow coma scale
- Defining vegetative state
- Review in detail the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale
- Most commonly diagnosed physical signs and symptoms of a patient who has a TBI in a clinical setting, including:
- Decorticate, decerebrate and motor rigidity
- Abnormal muscle tone and spasticity
- Muscle weakness
- Decreased functional endurance
- Postural deficits
- Limitations of joint motion and sensation
- Evaluation should include assessment of
- 1.Level of arousal and cognition
- 4.Joint ROM
- 5.Motor control
- 7.Environmental and behavioral factors
- Intervention can include sensory stimulation, effective wheelchair positioning, bed positioning, splinting, and caregiver education
- Evaluation of the following components would include: physical status, cognitive status, dysphagia, vision, perceptual abilities, ADLs, driving, vocational rehabilitation, Psychosocial Skills
- How to facilitate progress of neuromuscular impairments, ataxia, cognition, vision, and perception
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on medical management, and rehabilitation for evaluation, treatment, and accurate clinical picture.
- Identify an introduction and epidemiology of TBI
- Recognize the pathophysiology of TBI including focal brain injury, multifocal and diffuse brain injury, and prevention of secondary brain injuries
- Recognize coma and levels of consciousness
- Identify the clinical picture of TBI including physical, cognitive, and visual status, perceptual skills and psychosocial factors
- List the evaluation and intervention methods of the lower-level individual
- List the evaluation and intervention methods of the intermediate to higher-level individual
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Cynthia Diaz is employed by North Carolina Virtual Academy and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service