Acquired brain injury: acute management
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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.

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Nursing Standard. 18, 11,45-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.11.18.11.45.c3511

Published in print: 26 November 2003

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