Acute Head Injury

Practical management in rehabilitation

  • Authors
  • Ruth Garner

Part of the Therapy in Practice Series book series (TPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ruth Garner
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ruth Garner
    Pages 9-27
  4. Ruth Garner
    Pages 28-45
  5. Ruth Garner
    Pages 46-68
  6. Ruth Garner
    Pages 69-93
  7. Ruth Garner
    Pages 94-112
  8. Ruth Garner
    Pages 113-130
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 131-137

About this book

Introduction

It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be invited to contribute a foreword to this book, which deserves - and needs - to be read by virtually everyone who is concerned with the treatment and subse­ quent welfare of the victims of severe injuries of the brain. Some friends, relatives and workmates might be helped by reading some parts of it, but, if the book has the effect it deserves to have on therapists, nurses, doctors, and others working in both hospitals and the community, these laymen will be suitably informed and assisted by one or more members of the necessarily large therapeutic team. The improvements in methods of resuscitation that have taken place during the last 40 years or so have abolished the previously fatalistic readiness to accept that a week or two in coma after a head injury was virtually a sentence to death from pneumonia. After it had become possible to save lives it gradually became clear that survival of the patient was not necessarily followed by recovery of the brain and that the price of success, in saving lives, was a popula­ tion of cerebral cripples that was increasing at the rate of 1000 or more a year throughout the country. Although this figure has remained about the same for more than 20 years, there has been a great improvement in the amount of interest, the standard of care and the quality of results that are being achieved.

Keywords

brain care death fat head head injury hospital hospitals quality resuscitation treatment

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3456-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-32420-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3456-7
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