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Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Nursing Self-Paced Case Study

This presentation will provide a self-paced acute severe traumatic brain injury case study including: identification of primary and secondary brain injury, subjective and objective assessments, nursing interventions, and transitions of care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the primary and secondary injuries that can occur with an acute severe traumatic brain injury.
  2. List the subjective and objective assessments needed for an acute severe traumatic brain injured patient.
  3. Summarize the many nursing interventions needed in monitoring and caring for an acute traumatic brain injured patient.
  4. State the plans for transition to a lower acuity of care for the acute severe traumatic brain injured patient in the neurocritical care unit.

Contributors:
  • Debora Argetsinger, MS, AGACNP-BC, CCRN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
  • Honey Beddingfield, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN Staff Nurse, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
  • Bill Lombardi, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
  • Karen March, MN, RN, CNRN, CCRN Alumnus
  • Yana Serondo, RN, NVRN-BC
  • Cynthia Bautista, PhD, APRN, FNCS Associate Professor, Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Click below to download the PowerPoint and begin the case study. Of note: you will need to click the "slide show" tab and select the "from beginning" button to begin the presentation.

Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Nursing Self-Paced Case Study