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|Diffuse Axonal Injury|
Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 8
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 23 Jun 2021
Last Reviewed: 23 Jun 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that results from a blunt injury to the brain. In the United States, traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are over 1.5 million reported cases of traumatic brain injury every year in the United States. Traumatic brain injury is classified as mild, moderate, and severe based on the Glasgow coma scale (GCS). Traumatic brain injury patients with GCS of 13 to 15 are classified to be mild, which includes the majority of traumatic brain injury patients. Patients with a GCS of nine to 12 are considered to have a moderate traumatic brain injury, while patients with GCS below eight are classified as having a severe traumatic brain injury. This activity reviews the workup of diffuse axonal injury and the role of health professionals working together to managing this condition.
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Authors: Fassil Mesfin, Nishant Gupta, Angela Hays Shapshak
Editors: Roger Taylor
Editors-In-Chief: Yasir Al KhaliliAnil KumarPablo Castillo
Chief Medical Reviewer: Ria Monica Asuncion
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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