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Course Syllabus

This course gives caregivers an overview of how brain and spinal cord injuries can affect clients. Includes information about the nervous system, brain and spinal cord injuries, the emotional effects of TBIs and SCIs, and the possible physical complications from neurological injuries. Caregivers will gain knowledge of these complex injuries and learn some tips for supporting injured clients.


Discuss how force, impact, and location relate to brain and spinal cord injuries.
Describe the three basic stages of grief that may occur after a serious injury.
Describe at least four complications of traumatic brain injuries and how you can help.
Describe at least four complications of spinal cord injuries and how you can help.
Demonstrate your understanding of brain and spinal cord injuries during your daily work with clients.

Audio: Yes
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040175

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-481317; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036; WA DSHS CE Code: CO1731619