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Brain Injuries

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Practice Level: Advanced

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Head trauma involves any trauma to the scalp, skull or brain and may include an alteration in consciousness, even if it is brief. Patients who experience head trauma will have a range of symptoms depending on the type of injury, the force, the location and the severity of the injury. In some patients, the injury will be mild and resolve over a short period of time. However, in other patients, the trauma will produce severe injuries that will have long-term effects. After reviewing the anatomy and physiology of the brain, a variety of brain injuries are discussed.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the etiology of head trauma
  • Discuss the impact of bleeding in head injuries
  • Describe the different types of coma
  • Define acquired brain injury

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Etiology Of Head Trauma

III.        Anatomy And Physiology Of The Head And Brain

1.   The Head

2.   Cranial Vault

IV.         Brain Injury

V.           Bleeding In Head Injuries

1.   Bruising

2.   Hematomas of the Head

3.   Hemorrhage

4.   Diffuse Axonal Injury

5.   Concussion

6.   Neurological Deficits

7.   Amnesia

8.   Changes in Pupil Shape and Size

9.   Stiff Neck

10.    Severe Headache

11.    Physical Deficits

12.    Nausea and Vomiting

13.    Loss of Consciousness

VI.         Coma: Altered Consciousness

1.   Stupor

2.   Vegetative State

3.   Minimally Conscious State

4.   Locked-In Syndrome

5.   Brain Death

6.   Coup and Contrecoup Effect

VII.      Acquired Brain Injury

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