Head Trauma

Overview

4.4 out of 5 (10 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

13

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to head trauma is a common presentation in emergency departments and usually accounts for more than one million visits annually. It is a common cause of death and disability among children and adults. Traumatic brain injury is classified as mild, moderate, or severe, based on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of head trauma and highlights the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Summarize the incidence of head trauma.
  • Explain how to classify traumatic brain injury.
  • Describe how to evaluate a patient with a head injury.
  • Explain the importance of improving coordination amongst the interprofessional team to enhance care for patients affected by head trauma.

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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 the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Sports Medicine
American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
American Board of Pathology
  • Soft Tissue & Bone

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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