Epidural Hematoma: What it is and Where it Occurs


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Why is an epidural hematoma dangerous?

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1. What is the dura mater?

2. Which of the following is most LIKELY to put an individual at risk for an epidural hematoma?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Head trauma can result in bleeding on the brain and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how this occurs in the epidural space and the consequences. Some things you'll be assessed on the dura mater and causes for an epidural hematoma.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The acuity of an epidural hematoma
  • Define dura mater
  • Cause and diagnosis of epidural hematoma

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about epidural hematomas
  • Making connections - use understanding of brain anatomy to explain what the dura mater
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding epidural hematomas

Additional Learning

To learn more about brain bleeds, review the accompanying lesson called Epidural Hematome: What it is and Where it Occurs. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define epidural hematoma and differentiate from extradural hematoma
  • Name and define the meningeal layers between the skull and the brain
  • Explain how an epidural hematoma occurs
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of an epidural hematoma
  • State what an epidural hematoma can cause