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Keywords

acute rehabilitation, agitation, traumatic brain injury

 

Authors

  1. Mortimer, Diane Schretzman
  2. Berg, Wesley

Abstract

ABSTRACT: This article reviews clinical and research literature regarding the nursing management of agitation after severe traumatic brain injury. Neuroscience nurses in acute rehabilitation settings use an evidence-based approach to perform multifaceted assessments and implement effective individualized plans of care. These essential efforts minimize the effects of agitation and help patients achieve optimal outcomes.