Friday, January 24, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

BIAA Responds to Trump's Statement About Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury

BIAA Responds to Trump's Statement About Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury: Vienna, Va. – President Donald J. Trump minimized the severity of traumatic brain injuries sustained by U.S. service members during Iranian missile strikes, describing them as “headaches and a couple of other things” and asserting that brain injuries were “not very serious” compared to other injuries sustained in war. President Trump held a press conference Jan. 22 on his last day in Davos, Switzerland, at which a journalist pressed him about the 11 service members who were evacuated from Iraq to Kuwait and Germany with evidence of concussion and other traumatic brain injury (TBI). When asked if he thought TBIs were serious injuries, Trump responded, “No, I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen. I’ve seen what Iran has done with their roadside bombs to our troops. I’ve seen people with no legs and with no arms. I’ve seen people that were horribly, horribly injured in that area, that war.”TBI is defined as an alteration in brain function or other evidence of brain pathology caused by an external force. “A brain injury changes the way you move, act, think, and feel – it has the potential to change who you are at your core. What could be m

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Unexpected advice from a brain injury survivor for nurses caring for us | Evidence-Based Nursing blog

Unexpected advice from a brain injury survivor for nurses caring for us | Evidence-Based Nursing blog: This week’s Blog is written by Michelle Munt (@michelle_munt). Nurses up and down the country are the backbone to society. You help us recovery from an extraordinary range of conditions and injuries, including some extremely complicated ones. Brain injury has to be amongst the most challenging due to the spectrum of effects it can cause. [...]Read More...