Brain Injury: An Overview

Brain Injury: An Overview 

When an injury to the brain occurs, the results can range from little to no damage to severe damage affecting the ability to sustain life. The severity and prognosis of a brain injury varies depending on the location and extent of damage to the brain tissue. When working with individuals who have incurred a brain injury, it is important for you to understand how the injury affects overall functioning. In this course, you will learn about the impairments that occur because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the types of assessments available to determine the severity and outcome of the injury.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-BIO-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.00 General continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-BIO-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the incidence and prevalence of TBI and populations most at risk.
Describe 4 of the abnormal states of consciousness that can result from a TBI.
Explain 5 impairments that an individual with a TBI may exhibit.
Discuss 3 assessments used when working with persons with a TBI.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Effects of a TBI

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Types of Injuries

Altered LOC

Neurologic Impairments

Cognitive Impairments

Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology

Other Impairments

Placement Options

The Team

Review

Summary

Section 3: Assessment of TBIs

Injury Severity

Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale – Pupils Score

Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale

Post-Traumatic Amnesia

GOAT Scoring

Rancho Los Amigos Revised Scale

FOUR Scale

Assessment of CNI through VI

Assessment of CNVII through XII

Medical Tests

Neuropsychological Assessment

Outcome Measures

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Angie Reimer, OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST
Angie received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy from The University of Findlay. She completed her doctorate in occupational therapy at Indiana University. She boasts > 18 years of clinical experience with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations. She has developed the only certification in stroke rehabilitation in the United States and works closely with the National Stroke Association. Angela is certified as a LSVT BIG practitioner as well as a certified brain injury specialist trainer. Additionally, Ms. Reimer is a member of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and is a member of several regional and national practice committees such as the AOTA's national continuing education approval committee. Ms. Reimer has presented courses across North America on taping, and acquired brain injury, including several "standing room only" courses for stroke practitioners at the AOTA conference.  Disclosure: Angie Reimer, OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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