Confronting traumatic brain injury- 10-28

Confronting traumatic brain injury- 10-28 - o His memory...

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Confronting traumatic brain injury- 10/28 The doctor put a shunt in his head to drain off the fluid of the brain and relieve the pressure in his skull Causes Vehicular accidents- primary cause in 1950s and 60s Assaults-abuse o Somebody getting beat up o Babies getting shaken violently o Gunshot wounds contact sports o concussions falls o little kids- porches, windows, playgrounds o elderly- hip fracture Video Matt was devastating o He was badly beaten up by a group of teenagers in a playground o There were 4 guys who were beating him up o His friends left him in the driveway at home o He was in a coma for Shane was thought to be healing o Shot himself in the head with a 3-57 magnum o A flat EEG is not a significant test to tell whether someone is brain dead or not o Needed long term rehab because of his physical disabilities but since he didn’t have insurance they just “fit him in” whenever they could
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Unformatted text preview: o His memory loss problem made it hard for him to go out and get a job • Maybe there was hope for Lori Terminology • Vegetative state- a person who is not responsive to voice or commands, but they have sleep wake cycles o The person is breathing most of the time by themselves o They are awake but not aware o They don’t feel things, they don’t hear things, their brains don’t process information o They don’t have cognitive capacities • Coma- as if you were asleep- need to be tube fed o Temporary state that turns usually into a vegetative state 11/2 • 1990 center for disease control elected information for traumatic brain injuries • At the moment in the US death from traffic accidents have gone down because we have better trauma care and can take care of people with brain injuries better...
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  • Fall '08
  • Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic Brain Injuries, traumatic brain, little kids- porches, elderly- hip fracture, long term rehab

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