Brain Injury: Treatment Strategies for the Nurse

Brain Injury: Treatment Strategies for the Nurse 

The human brain is a remarkable organ that controls every aspect of human life. It is responsible for emotions, thought, movement, sensation, speech, and many other day-to-day functions, not to mention basic life-sustaining functions. For an organ that is important to life, it is very fragile. Damage to the brain can result from a variety of causes, but trauma is the most common cause of brain injuries. Impairment from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is dependent on the cause of the injury, the location of the injury, and the extent of the damage. The interrelationship between the damaged neurologic system and other body systems causes impaired functioning of these other systems. Caring for a person with a traumatic brain injury requires you to have unique assessment and management skills. In this course, you will learn about the components of a comprehensive nursing assessment as well as common abnormal findings. You will also learn about the nursing care needs of a person with a TBI to include in the plan of care.

$25.00

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

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 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


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-BITSN-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Summarize the incidence and prevalence of TBI and populations most at risk.
Describe 6 components of a nursing assessment in an individual with a TBI.
Identify 4 abnormal findings in the assessment of an individual with a TBI.
Explain the 5 care needs of an individual with a TBI and the associated nursing care.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Nursing Assessment

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Health History

Review of Systems

Physical Examination

Level of Consciousness

Pupils

Respiratory Status

Motor Function

Use of Painful Stimuli

Response to Painful Stimuli

Reflexes

Sensory Function

Cognitive Functioning

Cerebellar Function

Behavior and Mood

Other Assessments

Review

Summary

Section 3: Nursing Plan of Care

Individuality

Oxygenation

Intracranial Pressure

Seizures

Fluid and Nutrition

Incontinence Management

Sexual Dysfunction

Functional Ability

At Risk

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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