Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinical Practice Assessment

Jennifer J. Brown, PhD

Disclosures

October 20, 2010

Introduction

The following interactive, patient case-based self-assessment is designed for healthcare providers to assess current medical knowledge and practices related to screening patients for traumatic brain injury or concussion. The activity supports one of the goals of continuing professional education for healthcare providers; to gain knowledge that will affect practice and improve patient health outcomes. An important step in this process is self-assessment of practice.

Approximately 3 million have served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom, and returning service members may have experienced varying severities of traumatic brain injury from combat or blasts. Data from this activity will help facilitate recommendations for future Medscape educational activities to best meet the educational and clinical practice gaps identified in screening, diagnosis, and treatment choices in this area.

After you complete this interactive assessment, your responses will appear in comparison with aggregate polling responses of your peers. The best answer designation for each question also will display along with a brief explanation based on the current guideline recommendations. Following the questionnaire are links to healthcare provider tools, patient educational materials, clinical practice guidelines, and references to improve practice in this area.

Why not test your knowledge and assess your practice with patient cases, Enrico and Elizabeth, in comparison with that of your peers?

Patient Case Challenge 1

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