cause of one third of injury related deaths in Virginia and is responsible for

Cause of one third of injury related deaths in

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cause of one-third of injury related deaths in Virginia and is responsible for 15% of injury related inpatient acute care hospitalizations (Virginia Department of Health, 2017). Most hospitalizations from TBI happen in the Central region of Virginia. Males are more likely to die by TBI in Virginia than females. The leading cause of TBI related deaths in the state of Virginia are due to firearms, totaling 3,008 between the years of 2010 and 2014, followed by vehicle accidents at 1,928. These are alarming statistics considering that the leading cause of death of this life altering condition is virtually preventable. In this case, gun safety laws and defensive driving skills would be beneficial in reducing these statistics. Disparities Race and financial disparities seem to be unavoidable and permeate through an individual’s medical services framework (Haider, et. al, 2013). Brain injury is viewed as an
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10 PATHOPHARMACOLOGICAL ISSUES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY essential field in disparities analysis. Despite its prompt nature and the apparent equivalent access to immediate care; various inequities have been recognized in results that have surfaced after a brain injury has occurred. These inequities include patient’s socioeconomic status, race, if they are insured and the type of insurance they have. In times past, it was believed that this injury was resistant to disparities given its nature and clear all-inclusive access in its treatment. However, recent research proposes patients from minority groups have greater mortality following a traumatic brain injury ( Asemota, George, Cumpsty-Fowler, Haider, & Schneider, 2013) . While the initial treatment for traumatic brain injuries may not discriminate, there appears to be some sort of difference in the recovery process that leads to a disparity in the outcomes of different groups. An overview by Haider, et al, reports that the lack of insurance did have an effect on trauma outcomes, which includes TBI (2013). According to Asemota et al, when comparing different racial groups that were all insured, minorities were still less likely to be discharged to rehabilitation services, which would affect the overall recovery process (2013). The behavioral change is troublesome with any person with TBI to achieve. The procedure, nevertheless, can be vastly increasingly troublesome for the individuals who experience the ill effects of Traumatic Brain Injury due to the physical, subjective, and passionate impedances related with damage. In order to be on the preventative side of Traumatic Brain Injury, a “Safety First Initiative” that entails the wearing of protective head gear when necessary to avoid accidents that lead to one having TBI. This method of initiating safety can be in the form of pictorial illustrations that may pose as warnings or guidelines. A visual consequence related to the risks involved while not wearing protective gear when engaging in bike riding or working in construction can be very beneficial in reducing the number of TBIs that occur yearly. There can also be a monitoring and a free checkup system for people previously
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  • Fall '18
  • Traumatic brain injury, brain injury

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