CPD Activities

Coma


Coma


Starting on :07:30 PM 31 March, 2016 Venue:St.Marys Mission Hospital
Ending on :09:00 PM 31 March, 2016 Max Credits:3.00
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order

Presenters

1. Mr. James Githaiga
Triage Senior Nursre at SMMH,Nairobi

Description

A discussion on coma will be undertaken in the following :

1.Definition

2.Symptoms including the role of the AVPU and Glasgow coma scale

3.Common  causes including;diabetes(hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia),Hypoxia,infections(e.g encephalitis,menengitis etc)

4.Stroke

5.Toxins and drug overdose

6.Traumatic brain injuries

 


Objectives

Highlight the importance in diagnosis with the aid of:

1.Physical tests

2.Blood tests -blood count,electrolytes,glucose,liver function etc

3.Lumvar puncture/Spinal tap-its role

4.Imaging scans of the brain-CT,MRI,EEG,GCS

5.Treatment options for a coma





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