Caring for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Debra L. Ryan, MN, RN, CCRN



Help your patients survive the immediate and long-term effects of these life-changing injuries.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with a general overview of the acute hospital management of adult patients with traumatic brain injuries.


1. Describe the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
2. Discuss appropriate assessment of patients with TBIs.
3. Identify nursing and medical interventions for patients with TBIs.


Debra L. Ryan is a clinical nurse specialist in Adult Critical Care at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The planners and authors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.9

Expiration Date: 12/31/2012


Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00

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