ERIC Number: ED341176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Injury and Response: What Parents and Professional Providers Are Telling Us about Treating Children with Traumatic Brain Injury.
This report addresses comments and recommendations of parents of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as those of professionals. The report is in two sections: (1) What Parents Say about the Time of Injury; and (2) What Emergency Personnel Should Know. The first section presents quotes from five parents about reactions and experiences at the time of the child's accident. The following specific problems are then identified and associated recommendations offered: (1) delayed field time; (2) delayed or inadequate medical assessment and/or treatment; (3) inadequately trained first responder personnel; (4) disparity of trained staff and equipment at various facilities and related issues; (5) poor parental access to the child; (6) poor communication and lack of information; and (7) lack of knowledge and assistance in making technical/medical decisions. The second section includes professional comments and recommendations of the New York State Head Injury Council concerning first responders and emergency care. Recommendations address treatment at the accident scene (e.g., standardization of training and certification of Emergency Medical Technician) and treatment in the hospital emergency department (covering assessment, staff education, family involvement, and record collection and documentation). (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Head Injury Association, Albany.
Identifiers: New York
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 845-848.