Blast Injuries Part 2: Family and Community Issues (NL0311B)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CLCP, CNLCP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 10

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Overview


  • Article 1:  Families of patients with polytrauma: Understanding the evidence and charting a new research agenda

  • Article 2: Using International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to understand challenges in community reintegration of injured veterans

  • Article 3: Neuro-psychiatric diagnosis and management of chronic sequelae of war-related mild to moderate traumatic brain injury

Course Objectives

  1. Summarize the polytrauma and TBI research about family needs during rehabilitation and recovery, describe current efforts to improve family-centered care, and detail approaches for understanding family resilience and the long-term consequences of injuries on families.

  2. Using the framework of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) explain the challenges faced by Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans as they reintegrate into the community.

  3. Review the specific neuropsychiatric manifestations of symptom clusters following TBI according the following types of difficulties:
    (1) cognitive dysfunctions
    (2) neurobehavioral disorders
    (3) somatosensory disruptions
    (4) somatic symptoms
    (5) substance dependence

  4. Apply a multidimensional approach (such as the biopsychosocial model)to each symptom cluster so to delineate/manage the psychological, occupational, and social dysfunctions related to mild to moderate TBI.

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Customer Testimonial

Excellent course. I thought this was one of the best that I've taken recently. It will definitely enhance my knowledge of this condition and help me better assess my client's subjective symptoms.
Barbara W.