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. 

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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
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