Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can range from mild to severe with decision rules available to determine the need for imaging to exclude intra-cranial pathology (Stiell et al. 2005), (Crowe et al. 2010). Initial management is focussed on preventing secondary negative outcomes, with neuroprotective measures and early referral to definitive care.

Following injury, patients may have ongoing clinical symptoms for 3-12 months depending on severity of initial injury. Additionally, the features of post concussive syndrome may persist prompting medical review (Ingebrigtsen 1998). Return to normal activity after a TBI considering sport, work and driving follows a graded approach and should be targeted for the individual patient (Clinical Excellence Queensland 2018).

Training resource kits

Each kit is a collection of tools and resources to guide the effective delivery of a trauma education event. The kits are designed for use in any Queensland Health facility and can be modified by the facilitator to the needs of the learner, as well as the environment in which the education is being delivered.

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Clinical guidelines

Links to relevant clinical guidelines.

Other resources

Other resources and tools on the topic of traumatic brain injury.