Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injury

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A traumatic brain injury is an injury caused by impact to the head. A TBI can be an open or closed injury to the brain it can cause physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional changes affecting the person’s ability to engage in occupations, participation, and health. Some brain injuries cause immediate death and other TBIs can result in mild damages(Early,2006). The symptoms of a TBI can vary from person to person, depending if the TBI is severed or mild (early,2006). Occupational therapist can evaluate the patient using Rancho Los Amigos level of cognitive functioning scale. This scale determines the patient factors and performance skills and their effect on performance patterns. Rancho Los Amigos hospital describes eight progressive levels…show more content…
The number of fatal and severe TBIs has been declining because of improved safety laws, standards in automobiles, an increased public education on prevention of TBI. In the US there are more than 5.3 million survivors of traumatic brain injury and more than 1.7 million people sustain a new TBI every year. Three percent are fatal, 16.3 percent require hospitalization, and 80.7 are treated and released from the emergency room. An estimated 3.2 million Americans are living with impairments after being hospitalized by a TBI (Early,2006). I will know introduced you to Ingrid, who had a Traumatic Brain…show more content…
The OT will be conducting a cognitive assessment to evaluate the patients level of cognition, this help the OT to best facilitate the plan of treatment (Ryan,2005). To address Ingrid’s goals, the OT will be choosing functional activities in all area of ADLs. The OT will grab groceries and have Ingrid put away the groceries based on whether they go in the refrigerator, pantry or if they go somewhere else. This activity can be graded up by provide more groceries or household items and have her categories them. As Ingrid advances, the OT will work on laundry, bathing, grooming, cooking and so on until goals are

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