Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So, let's wrap this up.

    00:01 a traumatic brain injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, a blow, a jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury like a bullet or a shattered piece of their own skull.

    00:14 Patients with moderate to severe TBIs are at risk for trauma to the brain tissue, massive hemorrhage, shock, brain herniation, or hypoxic-ischemic damage.

    00:25 Now I know that looks like a paragraph, but I want you to slow down and take a look at that.

    00:31 We're talking about not a mild TBI, but a moderate to severe one.

    00:36 I'm going to be watching for signs of hemorrhage, are the patients going through shock, are their brain herniating.

    00:43 Remember those pupils? That's a late one.

    00:45 Or signs that they've had a hypoxic-ischemic damage.

    00:48 This is when getting information from the family or whoever was with the patient when they experienced the event is going to be critically important.

    00:56 This is why we try to figure out why the patient has been down or how long they've been down, and et cetera.

    01:02 So history can be really important in helping us figure out and narrow down what we need to do next.

    01:08 Thank you for watching our video series.

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    The lecture Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Brain Injuries (Nursing) .

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    1. Brain herniation
    2. Massive hemorrhage
    3. Shock
    4. Hypoxic ischemic injury
    5. Brain tumors

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     Rhonda Lawes

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