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Ch 25: Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

About This Chapter

Expand your understanding of causes and treatment of traumatic brain injuries using the lessons in this short chapter. This is a great resource you can reference if you are preparing for class or specific types of medical certification or licensing exams, such as those administered to nurses or medical assistants.

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.

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