Traumatic Brain Injuries: Symptoms & Treatment


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What is traumatic brain injury?

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1. Which of the following are symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

2. A person not wearing their seat belt is in a car crash on the highway. They fly through the windshield and crash into the pavement. The impact slams their brain into the back of their skull and both the front and back brain are injured. Which type of traumatic brain injury best describes this event?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Refer to this short quiz/worksheet assessment if you wish to measure your understanding of traumatic brain injuries. In order to answer all quiz questions, you must be knowledgeable about types of traumatic brain injuries and how they might be treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will find success on this assessment by being able to do the following:

  • Define traumatic brain injury
  • Recognize symptoms of a traumatic brain injury
  • Name what type of traumatic brain injury would result from injury to the front and back of the brain
  • Describe the treatment for a mild head injury
  • Identify the type of brain injury in which white matter in the brain is torn

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as symptoms of a traumatic brain injury
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define traumatic brain injury
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a mild head injury would be treated
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific types of traumatic brain injury

Additional Learning

Further explore this subject by using the lesson titled Traumatic Brain Injuries: Symptoms & Treatment. You will review such detailed information as:

  • How someone can receive a traumatic brain injury
  • What symptoms are displayed by one with severe traumatic brain injury
  • How a concussion is categorized
  • What disorder results from repeated concussions
  • How a severe traumatic brain injury is treated