High-Tech Monitoring of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) DVD, 1st Edition
- Concept Media
- ISBN-10: 1602321388 | ISBN-13: 9781602321380
- © 2005 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $310.50 List Price = $ 412.95
Traumatic brain injury or TBI, is an epidemic with over 1.5 million occurrences and 60,000 deaths annually. With new technology available for monitoring TBI patients, we’ve moved from subjective assessment to more objective data, allowing nurses to observe pathophysiological changes more quickly and accurately. This leads to rapid interventions and improved patient outcomes. This cutting-edge program is information packed. It begins with a brief review of the epidemiology and pathology associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Then, through a case study, assessment of a patient with TBI is demonstrated. It begins in the field, moves to the emergency department, and finally shifts to the Intensive Care Unit, where the major focus of the program occurs. Here, the high-tech monitoring equipment used to evaluate patients with severe brain injury is described in detail, including explanations of the science behind each system as well as the clinical parameters it measures.