My name is Darling Warner and I am an LPN and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Nearly 10 years ago, I took a leap of faith and changed my “comfort zone” nursing career from a quiet, stable office nurse and took on a very challenging new career in nursing taking care of Traumatic Brain Injury victims. I have not had one nano-second of regret since making that move and as a result, TBI has become my passion with regard to my nursing career.
I would like to share with you a “TBI TIDBIT” monthly. I’ll try to keep it simple and yet informative. If ever you have a question or if you are a TBI survivor or family member that just needs someone to talk to, I’m a phone call away. I look forward to hearing from you about different topics you would like for me to cover. Sharing my passion for TBI care with you is the greatest gift I could give!
Let’s start with the definition of a Traumatic Brain Injury:
Also referred to as a TBI, it is an injury to the brain in which an external event or object, i.e. auto, motorcycle or snowmobile accident, gunshot wound, a fall or an assault, is the cause. The “blow” to the head causes the brain to “collide” with the inside of the skull, which is immovable, causing a disruption in the “electricity” that is transferred from the brain to the rest of the body. The injury can vary from mild, to moderate or severe, and the recovery of the patient varies based on the severity of the injury.
Please look for my next post coming Mid-December that will discuss in detail the different degrees of a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Darling Warner can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (866) 866-8984