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Traumatic Brain Injury: Epidemiology, Subtypes, and Associated Sequelae

September 18 @ 9:00 am 12:30 pm

Each year nearly 2.9 million persons in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury, the leading cause of acquired brain injury (ABI). The causes of TBI include falls, motor vehicle accidents, and sports/recreational activities, as well as attempted and completed suicides/homicides, intimate partner violence, child abuse, violent crime, and combat-related trauma. This training has been designed to provide participants with an overview of the epidemiology, acute and long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this training, program participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of traumatic brain injury, including mechanisms of injury (MOI),
    risk factors and population demographics.
  2. Differentiate the acute symptoms and pathophysiology of mild (concussion) and
    moderate/severe TBI.
  3. Describe the specific consequences of blast TBI, associated with combat-related trauma and
    exposure to IEDs (improvised explosive devices).
  4. Describe the precipitating factors and clinical manifestations of Chronic Traumatic
    Encephalopathy (CTE).
  5. Describe the neurobehavioral and neurocognitive sequelae of TBI and the correlation of
    these impairments with the sites and severity of injury to the brain.
  6. List the common co-morbid conditions and disorders associated with TBI (e.g., substance
    abuse, homelessness) and other factors affecting recovery and outcome.

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