Acquired brain injury: acute management
Claire Cree Staff Nurse, Intensive Therapy Unit, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex Hospitals Trust, Eastbourne
Acquired brain injury is a non-degenerative brain injury that may affect anyone at any time. Patients with acquired brain injury are often critically ill and this injury can have a devastating and long-lasting effect on the patient’s quality of life. Although hospital treatment cannot change the initial injury, good nursing care will help to limit and prevent secondary damage thus reducing the probability of long-term disability.
Nursing Standard. 18, 11, 45-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.11.18.11.45.c3511Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review