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Free webinar to examine recovery from severe traumatic brain injury resulting in coma and loss of consciousness

The Brain Trauma Foundation is presenting a free webinar on Assessment & Prognosis in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12-1 Eastern Time. This webinar is open to all.

Survivors of severe traumatic brain injury face a wide range of possible prognoses, from nearly complete recovery to permanent unconsciousness. The ability to predict prognosis at an early point is limited, but the time until return of consciousness (e.g., command following) and orientation (e.g., duration of post-traumatic amnesia) are useful predictors in the early days and weeks. More specialized assessment techniques exist of those with persistent disorders of consciousness, and new assessment tools and promising treatment options are under development. This presentation will review the range of outcomes that are possible after severe TBI, suggest ways to improve prognostic prediction and treatment planning, and offer insight into emerging treatments.

By the end of this webinar the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the range of outcomes and prognosis that are possible following severe TBI.

2. Identify 2 approaches to the assessment of patients whose level of consciousness remains impaired.

3. Use time frame and prognostic information to guide treatment planning.

You can click here to register.

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