The damage, most often, is done simply
by a heavy barrage of stress
Changes to circulation
Changes to muscles and bones
Feelings of numbness or pain
Disruption of the normal working of the
tissues, glands, and organs
Loss of control of urination
Abnormal breathing or heart rate
Difficulty speaking or swallowing
When there is not so serious:
Clear patients airways
Monitor and surgically relieve high levels of
put patients on life support systems, if
They will be transferred to subacute TBI
treatment centers if they are not stable.
traumatic brain injury patients enter
subacute treatment centers in shock or a
state of post-traumatic amnesia
Patients with mild to moderate TBI spend
little, if no time in subacute treatment
Counseling and/or therapy
Keep in mind that patients' individual
complications and conditions will vary
depending on their:
While the ultimate goals of chronic care and
rehabilitation are recovery and independent
living, the short-term goals that help achieve these
ideals may include:
Being able to socialize
Re-learning to speak and otherwise communicate
Eat a well-balanced diet .
Change your position frequently.
Drink water throughout the day.
Do not smoke.
Establish a good relationship with your
physician and have regular physical check
Always wear a seat belt.
Secure or buckle children
Never drive under the influence of alcohol or
Do not ride in a car with a driver who is impaired
by alcohol or drugs..
Prevent others from driving while impaired by
alcohol or drugs.
Always wear a helmet when
Riding a bike, motorcycle, scooter, or
In-line skating and rollerskating;
Skiing or snowboarding;
Wear a helmet during the following sports activities
Batting and running the bases in baseball