First things first…Important to remember… A person with a brain injury is a person first No two brain injuries are exactly the same The effects of any brain injury are complex and vary greatly with each person The effects of any brain injury depend on things like cause, location of the brain injury and severity […]
Traumatic Brain Injury Care
Today our Director of Operations, Jenna Schrumpf, is in Lansing to meet with fellow brain injury advocates and legislative leaders. We invite you to follow along her day in our Capitol Day interactive timeline! [prezi id=”<http://prezi.com/laabkf35ysrl/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share>”]
According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIA), “…every day, 137 people in the U.S. die because of a TBI-related injury…” (BIA, 2015). So, what is the leading cause of these Traumatic Brain Injuries? It may not be what you think. When you hear someone has suffered or survived a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), does
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has put together the following Fact Sheet with statistics and other information to raise awareness and educate the public about brain injuries. Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), T. (2015). Brain Injury Facts & Statistics. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
People who have had a moderate or severe head injury may spend weeks or months in hospital before they are ready to go on to rehabilitation or to return home. Whether you go straight home from hospital, or into a neuro-rehabilitation center, depends on your needs. Before you leave hospital, you will have an assessment and be given a care
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to the amount of damage done to the brain tissue resulting from a closed or open head injury. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is most often used by doctors to determine the category of the TBI in which the “severity” ranges from mild (briefly disoriented/loss of consciousness) to moderate to severe
Patients come to Dobson Healthcare after sustaining a Brain Injury in several different ways. No Brain Injury is the same, and this article from NPR is a great tool to understanding the process that physicians use to asses a patients injury and begin to treat the injury. How Neurosurgeons Size Up Brain Injuries