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Keywords

concussion, critical care, Glasgow Coma Scale, traumatic brain injury

 

Authors

  1. Wittenberg, Carla J. MSN, ACNP-BC, RNFA

Abstract

Abstract: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death in North America for individuals aged 1 through 45. Healthcare costs from TBI are high, and survivors are often left with significant disabilities that have economic, social, and societal impacts. This article discusses TBI and its management to guide critical care nurses in understanding and caring for this complex and serious injury.