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, Nurses
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
Continuing Education Credits
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
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2017).
This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours
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.