EMR Chapter – R09 | CNS Trauma

CNS Trauma – Lessons

EMR Training | CNS Trauma |  Chapter EMR-R09  begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore  in-depth the following topics

  • Nervous System
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Evaluation and Management of Head Injuries, and
  • Concussions

Excerpts from CNS Trauma

Once a patient is suspected of having a concussion while assessing, look for the red flags, that include:

  • Neck pain or tenderness.
  • Seizures.
  • Double vision.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Weakness or tingling sensation in arms and legs.
  • Vomiting.
  • Severe or increasing headache.
  • Restlessness or agitation.

Next, make a note of the observable signs such as difficulty in balancing and gait, blank look, confusion, and facial injury.

Then, ask a few simple memory questions followed by an evaluation on the Glasgow Coma Scale if needed.

Finally, if a patient is fully conscious, consider a cervical spine assessment. Never do it when a patient is not lucid or not fully conscious.

Based on the outcome, decide if the patient needs emergency transportation.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for one CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMT Recertification  curriculum and the Initial EMT Course.  If you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

Course Curriculum

EMS Care EMR Chapter – R09 | CNS Trauma

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Introduction | Nervous System
  • Lesson 2 – Overview – Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Lesson 3 – Injuries to the Head | TBI
  • Lesson 4 – Concussion
  • Lesson 5 – Let’s Review
  • EMS Care EMR Chapter R09 | CNS Trauma | QUIZ

The Study Guides

Course Duration: 21m

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