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Thursday, January 11, 2007

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY




Traumatic brain injury may range from a motor vehicle accident, fall, assault, gunshot wound, or any injury to the cranium.
Management of the injury is directed at the mechanism of injury.The consequences of brain trauma can be fatal. Massive bleeding inside the head may result in a number of neurological changes.
Helpful hints:
- Monitor vital signs and neurological status as ordered by MD.
- Follow MD orders for IV fluids and pain medication.
- Discuss with family the need for a quiet environment , as this will help for a more restful setting.
- Too much chaos demands more oxygen for an already injured brain.
- Rest for the injured brain is of paramount importance.
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