Brain Trauma Management: knock some sense into it!

Management of the traumatically injured brain in ICU

The lecture duration is 58min.

1 CPD Point, 1 CEU, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and EB Medicine.

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Susan Yeager
Lead Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner at The Ohio State University, USA
Lecture Summary

During this presentation, a comprehensive discussion of traumatic brain injury will occur. Injury identification, with associated evidence-based treatment strategies, will provide learners with practical tools to support patient care. The lecture will begin with a review of the mechanism of injury and primary and secondary trauma assessments. Following this, an overview of primary brain injury will occur where associated CT scan imaging will be utilized to enhance participant learning. Pathophysiology of secondary brain injury will be provided followed by strategies to minimize its sequelae. Brain herniation syndromes, intracranial pressure evaluation, and management techniques will be presented along with miscellaneous items such as deep vein thrombosis, feeding, and temperature management strategies to support optimal TBI patient outcomes. Throughout the course, evidenced-based, nursing treatment strategies will be provided to support rapid identification and practical care management that can be applied in global care settings.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Describe primary and secondary brain injury
  • Discuss brain injury guidelines to focus on diagnostic evaluation and patient treatment
  • Describe intracranial physiology
  • Discuss herniation syndromes and treatment

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

CME Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME accreditation requirements and policies, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The speaker did not report any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.

Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.

Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.

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