presented by Mary Beth Osborne
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Mary Beth Osborne, PT, DPT, NCS
Mary Beth Osborne PT, DPT, NCS earned her BS and doctorate in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her area of clinical expertise is in adult neurologic rehabilitation including working with people following brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and neurologic diseases. She has over 25 years of clinical experience…Read full bio
1. Pathophysiology and Acute Brain Injury
This chapter addresses the early days following brain injury. Learners will explore patient management in the intensive care unit and how the priorities of care shift as patients achieve medical stability. Categories of disorders of consciousness will be addressed including assessment tools and signs of emerging awareness.
2. Assessment of Impairments and Functional Limitations
This chapter examines common tools used early in recovery including the Glasgow Coma Scale, the Coma Recovery Scale and the Ranchos Los Amigos (RLA) Scale of Cognitive Functioning. Learners will gain understanding of the categories of recovery included in disorders of consciousness (DOCs) and RLA stages and how to assess patients during these stages of recovery.
3. Common Impairments
This chapter highlights the many areas of potential impairment following brain injury including medical, communication, sensory, visual, cognitive, behavioral and motor. Learners will apply knowledge to the case of Andy and gain insight into expectations and prognosis based on his case.