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Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2014

Practice Level: Beginner

Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • The Brain and the Spinal Chord
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Brain Injuries Associated with Medical Conditions
  • Stroke
  • Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke
  • Treatment of a Stroke
  • Post-Stroke Complications
  • Spinal Chord Injuries
  • Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Treatment of a TIA

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the most common type of brain injury.
  • Identify the two types of stroke.
  • Identify how a stroke causes brain damage.
  • Explain the acronym FAST
  • Identify the factor that determines severity of a spinal cord injury.


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