Geriatric Head Injury

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (32 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

5

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Elderly patients with head trauma represent a large proportion of patients seeking medical attention. There are special considerations and challenges when evaluating and treating these patients. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary to treat geriatric head trauma patients adequately.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of head trauma in the elderly.
  • Analyze the risk factors that make elderly patients uniquely susceptible to traumatic injuries.
  • Review the treatment options in managing a patient taking coumadin presenting with a traumatic head injury.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration and communication with the patient, their families, and multidisciplinary medical teams in treating traumatic head injury in elderly patients.

Disclosures

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

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  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

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Disclaimer

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