Brain Injury Awareness
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Brain Injury Awareness

Gain A Greater Understanding For Living And Working With People You Care For
4.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by CEADDAONLINE DebC
Last updated 8/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $55 Discount: 82% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the main parts of the brain that control daily functions
  • Understand how injury to the brain can effect our thoughts, behaviours and understanding
  • Recognize some of the physical signs and symptoms impacted by brain injury
  • Learn practical ways of managing day to day problems
  • Educate others about the key areas in supporting a brain injured person
  • Rebuild a better future by understanding adjustments and adaptations that can be used
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge is assumed but a willingness to learn is essential!
  • Access to a PC, tablet or mobile device to particpate in the course
  • A printer might be handy for downloadable supporting PDF documents
  • A desire to try out and put into practice the learnings gained from the teaching
Description

Hello, thanks for stopping by to check out this course.

  • Has someone you care about suffered brain injury? 
  • Are you finding it difficult to know how best to help them? 
  • Can't quite understand what is causing the physical symptoms and behaviour? 
  • Struggling to cope with day to day activities? 
  • Is  life now more demanding and tiresome for everyone? 
  • Are there significant changes in engagement, independence and relationships? 
  • Want to learn practical solutions to improve quality of life for you and them?

If you're a carer looking for  an inside track on how to support your loved one and cope with day to  day tasks, a student planning to work in the care field, or a member of support staff working with brain injured clients, wanting to promote greater value and meaning to their lives, then this is the course for you.

I'm Debbie, an Occupational Therapist who works with individuals and their families who are struggling to cope with significant changes from major trauma, disease or disability. 

OTs adopt a holistic approach to rehab and are trained in physical and mental health. I've been in OT for many years. I can offer you real insight from over 30 years worth of hands on experience in a range of clinical settings both in the UK and US, and from supporting people successfully in their own homes. I would like to share some of my experience and knowledge with you. 

I aim to empower people to maximise their independence and safety, restore meaningful activity and enhance relationships throughout life. 

By taking this course, I will provide you with a basic understanding about the brain and its functions, give better insight about how injury can effect that and suggest practical solutions and tools you can use to enhance interactions and working relationships long term.

Who is the target audience?
  • Has someone you care about suffered brain injury?
  • Are you finding it difficult to know how best to help them?
  • Can't quite understand what is causing the physical symptoms and behaviour?
  • Struggling to cope with day to day activities?
  • Is life now more demanding and tiresome for everyone?
  • Are there significant changes in engagement, independence and relationships?
  • Want to learn practical solutions to improve quality of life for you and them?
  • This course is aimed at students, carers and support workers wanting to expand their own knowledge and experience
  • Healthcare companies and their staff wanting to ensure consistent high quality care
  • Therapists or healthcare workers as part of ongoing professional development and learning
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
02:52:08
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:45

A brief introduction and description about what we will cover throughout the course and what you can expect to learn from completing it.

Preview 03:45
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What Is Brain Injury?
1 Lecture 09:13

This section will explore the main parts of the brain and its functions, types of brain injury and the differences between them, typical brain injury symptoms and common effects from brain injury.

Preview 09:13

This quiz is a quick recap on the information we have covered in the first 2 sections, let's see what thinsg you've learned before we move on....

Quiz 1 - Brain Injury intro
6 questions
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Common Problems
1 Lecture 02:07
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Physical Impact
1 Lecture 01:56
Physical Impact After Brain Injury
01:56
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Mobility, Movement And Balance
1 Lecture 06:49
Mobility, Movement And Balance After Brain Injury
06:49

Quiz 2 - Physical Impact
6 questions
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Fatigue
1 Lecture 17:13
Fatigue & Pacing
17:13

Quiz 3 - Fatigue Management
8 questions
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Changes In Muscle Tone
1 Lecture 02:53
Spasticity And Paralysis
02:53
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Pain
1 Lecture 01:40
Improving Pain Management
01:40
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Bowel And Bladder Dysfunction
1 Lecture 03:27
Incontinence
03:27
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Epilepsy & Seizures
1 Lecture 02:57
Post Brain Injury Epilepsy And Seizures
02:57
20 More Sections
About the Instructor
CEADDAONLINE DebC
4.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
2 Students
2 Courses
Consultant OT & Accredited Healthcare Trainer

I am an Occupational Therapist and Accredited Healthcare Trainer who combines education and practical self-help strategies, tips, and techniques to enable students to gain improved purpose and understanding, aiming to fulfil meaningful life aspirations. 

I feel lifelong growth is important for us all. I firmly believe in education, learning and exposing ourselves to as many experiences as we can. None of us understands everything but I feel we can all gain from sharing what we do know. I can offer insight and knowledge from over 30 years’ experience of working with people in their own homes and in healthcare settings in the UK and US. I would like to share that to motivate and inspire you to learn more about yourself, those you love and care for and gain a greater understanding of the people around you.

I focus particularly on trying to simplify complex issues to make them understandable and relevant and by providing opportunities to put into practice learned content. I have helped individuals and families to improve lifestyle and health condition management, have better self directed health and wellbeing, reduced stresses and strains related to injury, illness or trauma, enhanced focus, gain a sense of purpose and develop meaningful activity and productivity. 

My ultimate aim is to empower more people to have happiness day to day at home and work.  I also encourage feedback from students to continue my own learning along the way!

Over 75% of the individuals I have worked with have successfully returned to some form of occupation and 98% of families reported improved satisfaction, quality of life, control, better overall health and general fitness. Many demonstrated restored harmony in close relationships, made better lifestyle choices and developed improved long term engagement and happiness.

The teaching materials, tips and advice included within the course have been developed by listening to clients and those close to them to create systems and applications that practically work. They have been used by individuals, their families, care staff and with employers to extend and expand their own skills. 

The courses offered use a LEARN, SEE, DO format to simplify learning and highlight why something might occur, how this may present itself and what can be done to address the problem. Practical implementation of the teachings has contributed to increased wellness and overall success for those involved. I would very much like to help you make a similar journey towards a better long term quality of life both in and out of the home and work environment.