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Join us for a day of learning with leading experts on Adult Traumatic Brain Injury research, care and rehabilitation. This interactive webinar is hosted by the researchers at University of Washington's Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center and our partners across the country. All participants will earn a Certificate of Participation, and CNE credit is available at additional cost.

Share this specialized webinar with your team at a new group rate of $125, which includes a certificate of participation for all viewers. Note: Registered participants who miss the live webinar on April 25 can still earn the certificate and/or CNE credit by watching the recordings at a later date.

This event is a joint initiative of HIPRC and the Washington State Department of Health to improve standards of care and learning in Washington State and around the globe.

Schedule of Events

  • Introduction & Orientation to Zoom tools

  • Hilaire Thompson, Ph.D., RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN: Geriatric TBI: A Special Population with Unique Injuries & Needs

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of geriatric TBI in the US and implications for injury prevention and management
  2. Discuss two structural neurological changes that occur with aging that increase risk for or worsen inury
  3. Describe two physiological changes that occur in the nervous system with aging and implications for the injured brain.
      • Jesse Fann, M.D., MPH: Psychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury

      1. Describe the prevalence of psychiatric conditions following TBI
      2. Describe risk factors for psychiatric conditions following TBI
      3. Discuss assessment and treatment strategies for psychiatric conditions following TBI
      • Jennifer Zumsteg, M.D.: Rehabilitation and Outcomes after TBI

      1. Describe the use of threshold values in functional prognosis after severe TBI
      2. Describe the role of PM&R in care after TBI across the continuum of care
      3. Understand the UW TBI Model System including where to find educational information and current initiatives
          • Lunch

          • Randall Chesnut, M.D., FCCM, FACS: In Hospital TBI Care: Principles and Current Evolution

          1. Outline the most important interventions in the early care of sTBI
          2. Describe the critical steps in recognizing and triaging patients suspected of sTBI
          3. Understand and describe how the development of TBI management protocols illustrates the problem of technolog misdirecting clinical care instead of guiding it.
              • Peg Ogea-Ginsburg, M.A., & Peggy Reisher, MSW: Invisible Wounds: Brain Injury & Domestic Violence

              1. Recognize and understand traumatic brain injury (TBI)
              2. Articulate the incidence rate of TBI in sample urban and rural domestic violence programs
              3. Define a TBI screening tool utilized by domestiv violence program staff
                  • Sam Arbabi, M.D., MPH, FACS: Prehospital Care

                  1. Understand and describe the importance of prehospital care in outcomes.
                  2. Understand and describe the filters and guidelines used in trauma prehospital care evaluation.
                  3. Understand and describe various systems of transport from the scene to the hospitals.
                      • Concluding Remarks and Instructions for CNE Credit and Access to Recordings


                        How do I attend?

                        This will be an online event hosted through Zoom video conferencing service ( Meeting room information will be sent to all registered pariticipants prior to the event. Details about their service can be found on their FAQ page.

                        Who is this event for?

                        While our content is geared toward educating professionals in medical fields, we encourage people from all regions and backgrounds to attend. Prior presentations have been attended by regional and international viewers ranging from researchers and registered nurses to caregivers and families of impacted patients.

                        Will I be able to talk with the speakers?

                        We will have a designated Q&A period between each talk to allow presenters to address questions. Depending on volume and time constraints we may be unable to respond to every individual, but we will do our best to address all questions asked.

                        Will I be able to review the content later?

                        Yes, we plan to make recordings available to attendees in the weeks following the webinar. Attendees will be emailed once the videos are ready for viewing.

                        What does my registration include?

                        All participants will earn a Certificate of Participation. Those who register for the CNE option will also earn CNE credit.

                        What does my ticket cost go toward?

                        Collected funds go toward administrative costs and supporting continued efforts in the realm of injury prevention and research.

                        I am registered but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

                        We can accept cancellations for a full refund up to 30 days before the event. After that time, registrants who miss the live webinar can still earn a Certificate of Participation and/or CNE credit by viewing the recordings once they are available

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                        This webinar is a joint initiative of HIPRC and the Washington State Department of Health

                        Washington State Department of Health works with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington State so they can enjoy longer healthier lives. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish this, we collaborate with many partners every day. We actively seek to understand the life and work experiences, skills, talents, cultures, ancestries and histories of our employees and the public to better serve everyone. By taking time to ask 'questions for understanding' and fully consider other points of view before we make decisions we are able to communicate and collaborate with partners and the public ethically and respectfully. We strive to work side-by-side with partners, communities and individuals to improve health and support a strong public health system.

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