AEPC - 5 Serious Brain Injuries Terminology, Communication, and Prognosis
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This course is approximately 43 minutes in length. If you begin the course video, leave, and return, the course video will start from the beginning.
Video 5: Serious Brain Injuries Terminology, Communication and Prognosis
Serious brain injuries are often poorly understood by non-neurologist physicians and the broader public alike. All physicians, nurses, and others working with seriously ill patients must have a strong working understanding of serious brain injuries.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Outline an acute brain injury map for lay persons
- Medically define the concepts of coma, brain death, the vegetative state, the minimally conscious state, and the locked-in syndrome
- Explain to lay persons these same concepts
- Recognize the potential for suffering in different sorts of brain injuries