Continuing Education

Examining Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday, March 23, 2018

Lamar University Dishman School of Nursing
Mamie McFaddin Ward Building


 Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Registration Fee $25.00

Lunch is included in the registration fee.
This activity will provide 1.5 CNE for nurses.

Registration / Payment Deadline: March 19, 2018



  1. Identify key issues concerning diagnostic criteria for different types of Traumatic Brain Injury impacting nursing practice.
  2. Discuss the prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury across the lifespan.
  3. Describe common risk factors associated with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Distinguished Speakers:

Matthew Matheny, JD –handles personal injury cases with Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont, Texas and is Board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has practiced cases including wrongful death; maritime, offshore, railroad crossing, aviation, automobile and industrial explosion accidents; environmental contamination; chemical exposure, Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Fair Labor Standards Act-Overtime Wage and Deceptive Trade Practices and Bad Faith Insurance Claims. Currently, Matheny is servicing as lead counsel in the NFL Concussion Litigation on behalf of Provost Umphrey. He graduated from the Baylor University School of Law in Waco and received his undergraduate degree in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elizabeth M. Long, DNP, APRN-BC, GNP, CNS- is an Assistant Professor in the Lamar University Dishman School of Nursing. She has an active practice as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and has been actively involved the State of Texas Campaign to decrease antipsychotic use and falls in long term care. She graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a doctorate in nursing practice and holds a Master of Science Degree in Adult Health/Critical Care from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She received an undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Nursing.


Lamar University Dishman School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.