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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries - Chapter Summary
How is the brain affected by traumatic injuries? What are the types of hematomas? What are signs of non-accident related brain injuries? These are among the main topics you will explore when you use this chapter.
The treatments of different types of injuries will also be addressed. After you have completed your review of this material, you should be able to do the following:
- Identify causes of traumatic brain injury
- Describe traumatic brain injury symptoms and the impact on the brain
- Present details about epidural and subdural hematomas
- List risk factors and causes of non-accidental brain injuries
- Discuss abuse in relation to non-accidental brain injuries
- Provide details about treatment options for non-accidental brain injuries
Short but detailed video and text lessons offer expert instruction, examples, illustrations and term definitions to ensure your full understanding of this material. Lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device, and transcripts can even be printed to create handy reference tools. Measure what you have retained from each lesson with self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.
1. Traumatic Brain Injuries: Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson will focus on traumatic brain injury. Here, we'll learn what causes traumatic brain injury, what happens to the brain and the symptoms patients experience. Then we'll go over the two main types of traumatic brain injury as well as the treatment.
2. Epidural Hematoma: What it is and Where it Occurs
We'll go over something known as an epidural hematoma. This lesson will explain what it is, what may predispose an individual to get one, and how it is best avoided. We'll also explore the signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and treatments involved in this event.
3. Subdural Hematoma: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
A subdural hematoma is bleeding near the brain. In this lesson, you will learn about what causes a subdural hematoma as well as what symptoms are associated with it and how to treat it.
4. Non-Accidental Brain Trauma: Signs, Treatment & Ethical Considerations
Non-accidental brain trauma is one of the leading causes of childhood death in the U.S., often a result of abuse. In this lesson, we will discuss risk factors, symptoms, ways to recognize cases, and treatment and outcomes.
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