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Nursing Care of the TBI Patient

  • Jami Zipf
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury can be devastating to the patient as well as the family, resulting in lifelong physical and mental disabilities. It is important for the nurse to minimize complications to insure the best outcomes for these patients. Hypotension and hypoxia are directly related to increased morbidity and mortality in the severe TBI patient and must be avoided.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Conemaugh Health SystemJohnstownUSA

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