By Nathan Zasler

Written via said leaders within the box, this booklet is for all neurologist, psychiatrist, and rehabilitationist operating with TBI sufferers. This ebook presents a accomplished and targeted neuromedical view of deal with the individual with mind harm. the focal point is on assesment and therapy of numerous difficulties confronting TBI sufferers in the course of the post-acute interval and later. Chapters disguise vital issues equivalent to epidemiology, preventions, criminal matters, lifestyles care making plans and masses extra.

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Evidence-based guidelines for acute TBI care, including the use of intracranial pressure monitoring, have contributed to better outcomes (16–18). ) Rehabilitation assessment and early rehabilitative interventions should take place a short time after admission, in the acute hospital setting. Subsequent decisions for rehabilitative care are made as the patient progresses toward medical and surgical stability, when the severity of the injury and the clinical rehabilitation needs become more apparent.

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A large proportion of patients transition home and may go on to outpatient rehabilitation or other outpatient services. Outpatient Rehabilitation Outpatient rehabilitation can take on a number of different forms. Sometimes it consists of individual therapies involving physical, occupational and speech therapists. There may be other available services including psychology, neuropsychology and therapeutic recreation. The team may be led by a case manager, and they may provide other coordinated activities such as group treatments.

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