rehabilitation of brain injury
Contact Hours: Contact hours are no longer offered for this course.
Pricing & Licensure
Single UNIT License: $595
Unit, multi-unit and facility pricing/licensure is determined by number of beds. Contact us if your unit has more than 30 beds or if you are interested in multi-unit or facility pricing. For more information on licensure, go to http://www.rehabclassworks.com/licensing.htm.
Rehab Nursing Series Course 18
Focus: Application of Core Rehab Skills to the Care of Patients with Brain Injury
(Courses can be used as part of the Rehab Nursing Series novice-to-expert staff development program or as individual learning activities.)
This course is focused on helping the rehab nurse integrate with other disciplines when caring for patients who have sustained brain injury. Case studies are used to review and apply skills in managing patients and achieving functional goals.
Chapter 1 Brain Injury Facts
This chapter reviews the facts about the frequency and causes of brain injury. It emphasizes efforts to educate about prevention.
Chapter 2 Anatomy & Physiology
This chapter reviews the normal functioning of the brain and lays a foundation for understanding what happens when a brain injury occurs.
Chapter 3 Brain Injury Defined
What happens to the brain to leave the residual deficits we see following brain injury? This section reviews pathophysiology and the brain's response to trauma.
Chapter 4 Hallie's Story (anoxic brain injury)
Chapter 5 Richard's Story (mild brain injury)
Chapter 6 Bret's Story (moderate brain injury with agitation)
While recovery is very dependent on the area and severity of brain damage, we can track cognitive progress with a variety of tools, some of which have predictive value. Preparing families for potential outcomes and intervening according to the functional level of the patient while trying to move him forward are key concepts of rehabilitative care. Working through the problems and needs of several sample patients provides an opportunity to review rehab strategies and expected education and training needs of the caregiver.
Chapter 7 Posttest
As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to pass the posttest with a score of 80% or better, demonstrating knowledge of:
Contact hours no longer will be provided for this course after October 1, 2019.If you would like to provide contact hours for this course at your site, contact us at email@example.com for the details of the Mergener formula.