Z Medical Complications of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Impact on Rehabilitation

Description:  This course will review common medical complications associated with traumatic brain injury by organ system, discussing frequencies, recognition, and management approaches. The review also will summarize the existing literature on the impact of these conditions on rehabilitation and long-term outcomes.

Instructor: David Ripley, MD, Medical Director, Brain Injury Medicine and Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience:  Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists

Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Discuss the common medical complications after TBI
• Describe when acute referral to a specialist is needed
• Explain how medical complications may interfere with the course of recovery
• Summarize some of the common medical and modality interventions
• Describe the impact of complications on TBI prognosis

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits

    Occupational Therapy 
    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15
    CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT

    Physical Therapy
    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


    Financial - Receives a salary from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Non-Financial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

    • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


    Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists


    Medical Complications Traumatic Brain Injury