Traumatic Brain Injury: Acute Care Management and Considerations

July 29, 2020

This course provides education for nurses to increase awareness and knowledge related to types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and acute versus post-acute care considerations. The identification and treatment of TBIs is of great interest to the Department of Defense. Over 413,000 Service Members were diagnosed from 2000-2019, (Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, 2019). U.S. Army Soldiers account for a significant percentage of this total, with commonalities for MOI (mechanism of injury) being mainly combat related. Management and treatment of brain injuries is dependent upon the severity of the trauma and presence of concomitant injuries. To optimize recovery, it is recommended that a multi-disciplinary approach be considered regardless of the severity of the injury.

Target Audience

Nurses. A certificate of attendance is available for all other attendees.

Learning Objectives

1. Define Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

2. Summarize the characteristics of TBI including statistics, types of TBI and long term 

    issues.

3. Describe acute care management of TBI.

4. Explain post-acute care considerations of TBI.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours for completing this Course activity.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Course activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
07/15/2020
Course expires: 
08/12/2020
Event starts: 
07/29/2020 - 11:45
Event ends: 
07/29/2020 - 12:45

Disclosures: 

Program Developers and Faculty, Defense Health Agency J7 Continuing Education Program Office staff, planning and review committees have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours for completing this Course activity.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Course activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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