New CDC guidelines for treatment of “mild” traumatic brain injuries
Mild traumatic brain injury sometimes seems like an oxymoron. It’s only mild if it happens to someone you don’t know.
The Centers for Disease Control here in Atlanta, together with the American College of Emergency Physicians, recently released updated guidelines for physicians in assessing patients with suspected mild traumatic brain injury. The release includes:
- Updated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Management Guideline for Adults. These guidelines focus on identifying neurologically intact patients who have potentially significant intracranial injuries, and identifying patients with risk for prolonged postconcussive symptoms to ensure proper discharge planning.
- Pocket Card for physicians provides fingertip access guidelines, which includes talking points to use with patients.
- Patient Wallet Card
This gives ER doctors and other practitioners easy access to the essentials of the most recently revised clinical policy when they need it fast.
Ken Shigley is treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia, of which he has been elected to become president-elect on 6/19/10 and president on 6/4/11. His law practice focuses on representing people who are catastrophically injured, and families of those killed, primarily in spinal cord injury , brain injury, burn injury , products liability, trucking and bus accidents, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and cases. Much of his practice is focused on tractor trailer, big rig, 18 wheeler, truck and bus crashes. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale).
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