Preventing secondary brain injury.

  • C A Walleck
  • Published 1992 in AACN clinical issues in critical care nursing
Traumatic brain injury affects approximately 500,000 persons each year. For those patients who survive until they reach the hospital, the major goal of the health care team is to prevent secondary injuries or insults that may follow the initial event and worsen the brain injury. Factors that can cause secondary insults to the brain include hypoxia… (More)