Traumatic brain injury: An integrated clinical case presentation and literature review. Part II: The continuum of care
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- Australian Critical Care, 2008, 21 (3), pp. 141 - 153
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The following paper continues the presentation of a case scenario outlining the assessment, interventions and outcome of a person who sustained multiple trauma with a focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI). Part I explored assessment and initial management of the patient from pre-hospital care through to the emergency department and operating theatre. Part II describes the intensive care period as an integral component of the continuum of care. Key issues in the case are presented sequentially with relevant theory integrated and applied to the clinical case throughout the discussion with a focus on the complex physiological, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient and their family. © 2008 Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd.
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