EMR Chapter – R09 | CNS Trauma


EMR Training | CNS Trauma | Chapter EMR-R09

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

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.  Furthermore, you will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMR Recertification Session 1 curriculum.  Hence, if you sign up for EMR Recertification, 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.

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.


Topics for this course

6 Lessons

EMS Care EMR Chapter – R09 | CNS Trauma

Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction00:01:17
Lesson 1 – Introduction | Nervous System00:02:43
Lesson 2 – Overview – Traumatic Brain Injuries00:04:11
Lesson 3 – Injuries to the Head | TBI00:04:35
Lesson 4 – Concussion00:05:15
Lesson 5 – Let’s Review00:03:23
EMS Care EMR Chapter R09 | CNS Trauma | QUIZ

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