Treating Head and Facial Trauma in Urgent Care Centers

Treating Head and Facial Trauma in Urgent Care Centers

Treating Head and Facial Trauma in Urgent Care Centers

Treating Head and Facial Trauma in Urgent Care Centers

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the single largest cause of death from injury in the United States." The World Health Organization (WHO) reports traffic crashes kill over a million people annually worldwide and are the most common cause of head and facial injuries, with the mandible being the most common bone fracture and the upper lip being the most common site of injury. To prevent complications, the person with a head or facial injury must receive prompt and accurate medical treatment to avoid complications. This course describes the different types of head and facial trauma and their potential causes, discusses the prevalence of head and facial trauma injuries and the morbidity/mortality rate due to head and facial trauma, and the steps in assessing the patient with a head or facial injury.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-02-20Updated 2020-02-25

Course Objectives

  • Describe the different types of head and facial traumas and their potential causes.
  • Understand the prevalence of head and facial traumas and the morbidity/mortality rates due to head and facial injuries.
  • Comprehend the steps in assessing and treating a patient with head or facial trauma.

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