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Excellent Free Resource: Spinal Cord Injury Patient-Family Teaching Manual

As mentioned in a previous post, I am on internship at a nationally ranked rehabilitation hospital. Though I am currently assigned to a traumatic brain injury rotation (TBI), I have already started to work with patients with spinal cord injuries (i.e., my next formal rotation). I recently came across a wonderful free resource for patients […]

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A Review of Evidence-Based Treatments for Moderate To Severe Brain Injury

“The Evidence-Based Review of Moderate To Severe Acquired Brain Injury*” provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of research that pertains to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The author have generously posted their work online for free as as PDF document. The Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, […]

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Classification of Severe Alterations In Consciousness In Moderate To Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries are characterized by varying levels of consciousness, as well as post-traumatic amnesia once the patient is alert. The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) points out in the article* under review today that signficant confusion and misdiagnosis exists due to the misunderstanding of terms related to severe alterations of […]

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