Traumatic Brain Injury & Neurological Assessment
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Traumatic Brain Injury & Neurological Assessment

Presenter Vicki Evans

Vicki Evans is Vice President of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses. She has been involved in Neuroscience nursing in a variety of positions, both public and private, in Australia and the USA. She has completed tertiary studies in Management and Neuroscience and is employed as the Clinical Nurse Consultant: Neuroscience at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.

As the WFNN Vice President, she has also been the Scientific Chair for the WFNN Quadrennial Congress – Sydney 2001, Canada 2009, Japan 2013, Croatia 2017 and soon to be Darwin 2021. She was Editor of the Australasian Journal of Neuroscience for seven years; was awarded Life Membership of the Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association and is author of the board game - Cerebral Tap ©. Vicki is well published and her professional interests and research involves traumatic brain injury and concussion.

Course Content

In this webinar we will consider what constitutes traumatic brain injury – including extradural haemorrhage, subdural haemorrhage, skull fracture and the definition of concussion and its management. 

Neurological assessment will be discussed and the importance of the role of the nurse’s observations with these patients.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of traumatic brain injury, including concussion
  • Recognise the need for thorough neurological assessment
  • Explore/Examine the types of traumatic brain injury
  • Review the Glasgow Coma Scale and post traumatic amnesia assessment