Traumatic Brain Injury: Practitioner Guide (7 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By Sharon M. Benedict, Ph.D.; Heather G. Belanger, Ph.D., ABPP-CN; Sherry Dyche Ceperich, Ph.D.; David X Cifu, M.D.; Micaela Cornis-Pop, Ph.D.; Henry L. Lew, MD, PhD; Kimberly Meyer, MSN, CNRN, ACNP-BC; Shane McNamee, M.D.; Nicholas J. Pastorek, Ph.D., ABPP-CN; Michelle Peterson, DPT, NCS; Joel Scholten, M.D.; Karen A. Schwab, Ph.D.; Barbara Sigford, M.D., Ph.D., Retired, Gretchen Stephens; MPA, OTR/L; Jeffrey Teraoka, M.D.; Rodney D. Vanderploeg, Ph.D., ABPP-CN; Marina Waisman, M.D.; and William C. Walker, M.D.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course focuses on issues that practitioners may encounter when providing care to Veterans and active duty military personnel but is applicable to a wider audience.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces a complex constellation of medical consequences including physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive deficits. The impact is heterogeneous given the varied types of injury (closed, penetrating, blast), severity, comorbid conditions, and premorbid characteristics. Furthermore, when assessing and supporting recovery, the practitioner must consider the profound impact psychosocial factors have on recovery.
- Identify the epidemiology and the nature of traumatic brain injury
- Describe concussion management and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury
- List the rehabilitation process for a person with traumatic brain injury
- Identify medical and physical problems of people with traumatic brain injury
- Identify cognitive problems for people with traumatic brain injury
- Recognize emotional and behavioral problems for people with traumatic brain injury
- Explain traumatic brain injury in the elderly
- List the issues and impact on the traumatic brain injury survivor and their family
- Describe the issues related to driving for a TBI survivor
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.