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New, Free Publication In The Clinical Practice Guideline Series Released: ‘Care Of The Patient With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury’

front cover of the new publicationThe American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and Association for Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) are proud to announce the newest addition to the respected AANN Clinical Practice Guideline series: Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The publication was supported by an educational grant from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Check the end of this report for a link to download this new publication.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. It is caused by a bump or blow to the head that affects how the brain normally works. Nurses are frequently the professionals who see the full impact of TBI and can positively impact the course of a patient’s care. This guideline helps to translate the latest evidence-based research into an easy-to-use reference.

This guideline represents a milestone in the AANN Clinical Practice Guideline series, which has produced more than ten guidelines to date. As the first co-produced guideline, the publication promotes evidence-based practice across the continuum of care. A team of 13 nurse volunteers from both AANN and ARN developed, contributed, and reviewed the content offered in the document.

Editors, Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Hilaire J. Thompson, PhD RN CNRN FAAN
Content Authors
Therese A. West, MSN APN-C, lead author
Karen Bergman, PhDc RN CNRN
Mary Susan Biggins, MBA BSN RN CRRN
Brenda French, MSN CRRN CBIS
Julia Galletly, MS ACNP-BC CCRN
Janice L. Hinkle, PhD RN CNRN
Jacquelyn Morris, BSN RN CRRN LNC CNLCP
Content Reviewers
Karyn Kling, BSN RN CRRN
Jennifer Lemke, RN CRRN
Kimberly Meyer, MSN RN ACNP CNRN
Cathy R. Parsa, MA BC RN CRRN

The Clinical Practice Guideline series is published electronically.

Material adapted from Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Download / Reference
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (2011). Clinical Practice Guideline Series: Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

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