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Take Care: Traumatic Brain Injury

Added on :  30-Oct-2015
Uploaded by :  erin

Dr. Max Gomez brings you information on healing traumatic brain injuries. Nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. sustain a brain injury every year resulting in severe emotional and physical damage which can prove fatal. Carl Valenziano, MD, Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, discusses the range of injuries and notes how the skull protects the brain to an extent but if hit hard the brain will bounce back and forth. In the field, breathing is the largest issue, but once at the hospital brain swelling or bleeding are the main concerns with brain damage. Different approaches such as administering medicine or putting the brain to sleep through drug-induced comas and hypothermia are discussed to preserve the brain.