Traumatic Brain Injury Case Studies

Decent Essays
Patient a 30-year-old male was at hospital after the assault and he was brought to hospital. The injury was described by the Doctor to the author as concussion and the author has to do the patient examination and continuous assessment and transport the patient to tertiary hospital. The other presenting sign was loss of reflexes. The Traumatic Brain Injury was a result of head injury where the skin and the bone of the skull penetrated but closed injury. Concussion is the most common injury in which the brain received high impact. It was classified as moderate Traumatic Brain Injury which assisted to know in aid to planning of management and prognosis. The Glasgow coma scale was 8/15 which falls under moderate classification. There is not so much of equipment or tools to diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury in …show more content…
Saturation of 100% on 40% oxygenation, Heart rate of 48 beats per minute with adrenaline infusion 10 ampules in 200mls of normal saline at 10ml/hr. Blood pressure of 80/40 mmHg and glucose of 6,8mmol/l the patient was transferred for further management. The author on transportation his aim and goals was to protect the patient from further injury to the brain. Treat symptomatic for relief with drugs on scope of practice. Education for positive expectation for full recovery and possible follow upon the case. The author believes that the clinical guidelines for concussion should be brought forward and known to practitioner’s. Neurological assessment was done at hospital and mental status test, deep tendon reflex. Cranial nerve testing assesses movement of eye, testing muscle tone in the extremities and postural stability. Patient had medical condition as well because there was medication for it phenytoin 300mg, paracetamol 10mg and baclofen

Related Documents

  • Great Essays

    Data for this study was obtained by sending an information letter home with children at a grade school to inform the guardians of this particular experiment. A specific criterion was established to ensure that the children actually sustained a cranial injury by ensuring that they had a documented case of a traumatic brain injury within the last 2 to 5 years. Furthermore, experimenters excluded individuals who had documented mental disorders prior to the cranial injury. Once the criterion was met…

    • 1364 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Introduction Approximately 1.7 million people acquire a traumatic brain injury in the United States every year, impacting millions of people’s daily lives (Powell, Rich, & Wise, 2016). A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an external or internal force impacts the brain, which causes physical and chemical alterations in the brain. In recent years, rates of TBI have increased dramatically; however, more people are receiving treatment after a TBI, so mortality rates are decreasing (“Rates of TBI-related…

    • 1490 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    simple night out ended with him acquiring a traumatic brain injury or TBI, which would forever alter his life as he knew it. The effects of a traumatic brain injury can vary from mild to severe, based upon both the location of the injury and the severity of the shock. Individuals with a mild TBI can experience headaches, confusion, blurred vision, fatigue, and changes in mood and behavior. However severe traumatic brain injuries, such as in Brian’s case, can cause nausea, seizures, slurred speech…

    • 832 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays