Injury and head injury resources
Injury and Hidden Visual Problems - Addressing visual problems
that may be overlooked during initial treatment of brain injury.
Injury, Defined - Short article describing ABI, directed at
of a Head Injury - Causes, symptoms and assessment of brain
Injury - A Guide for Families and Friends - Basic information
about brain injury and its treatment, from the University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics.
The Brain Injury Recovery
Network - Dedicated to helping victims and families of brain
and other serious injuries. Information, tips, and advice provided
by people who have been through the same experience.
Brain Injury Research
Center - A database of research and educational materials
designed for people with TBI, their families, and professionals.
Item description gives short synopsis, target audience, media
format, cost, language, and where it can be obtained.
Brain Injury Resource Center
- Offers information, reference materials, and self-help resources.
Provides links to support and discussion groups, rehabilitation
sites, publications and journals.
The Brain Spot
- An accessible site designed for brain injury survivors, persons
with memory impairments and new Internet users. Includes links
to games, discussion board, activity resources, and personal pages.
Brainhelper - Topics
include a description of a brain injury, types of rehabilitation,
importance of the neuropsychological assessment, coping strategies,
conferences and events, how to find qualified professionals, and
resources for patients, families, and professionals.
BrainInjury.com - A
medical, legal, and informational resource for persons dealing
with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Coma Waiting Page - Information
about coma and brain injury directed at helping with answers and
support in those critical first days and weeks, while waiting
for someone to awake from a coma.
Caregiver Alliance Fact Sheet - Offers an overview of head
injury, its effects, prognosis and treatment.
Questions About Head Injury - Basic information about traumatic
brain injury, coma, seizures, and what to expect from treatment.
Information - Offers stories, articles, essays, and resources.
- Article from the Medical College of Wisconsin about "Sports
Concussions a Growing Concern." Describes the symptoms and effects
of mild brain injuries as well as multiple concussions.
Syndrome from NINDS - Booklet describing the basics of this
rare disorder, treatment, prognosis, research, and references.
Brain Injury System - Investigating factors that affect and
improve the outcomes of individuals with traumatic brain injury.
Primarily serving patients in rural settings.
The Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury
Demonstration Project - Focuses on strengthening relationships
between hospitals, private rehabilitation service providers, and
local school districts regarding supports for TBI. Offers resources,
support group listing, and events calendar. Online publications
include the "Head Injury Guide" for survivors and caregivers,
and a "Self Study Series" covering medical effects, social concerns,
and vocational aspects after a brain injury.
Brain Injuries - Introduction to resources available from
the National Rehabilitation Information Center.
National Resource Center
For Traumatic Brain Injury - Providing information for professionals,
persons with brain injury, and family members. Also developing
intervention programs, and assessment tools.
- Coma can be caused by an underlying illness, or it can result
from head trauma. A comatose person is still very much alive,
but he or she is not simply asleep. Get information from board
certified Neurologists, find a neurologist in your area.
Traumatic Brain Injury Information - Fact sheet compiled by
the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Contents include definition, treatment methods, prognosis, current
research projects, and references.
Perspectives Network On-Line
- Brain injury resources including detailed links, multiple language
FAQS, diagrams and tools, on-line newsletter and article archives.
Information and services for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury
Tips for Farming with a Brain Injury - Article from National
Agricultural Safety Database (NASD) talking about special considerations
and concerns. Farmers with brain injuries share a list of general
tips to help prevent additional injuries.
and Supports for Persons with Brain Injury - From the University
of North Carolina -- Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.
Project designed to enable individuals with brain injury to decrease
social isolation and loneliness, strengthen community living skills,
and increase the skills needed to participate in inclusive recreation
The TBI Help Desk for Caregivers
- Information and resources to increase the quality of care available
to Brain Injured patients after departure from the Hospital. Includes
a chat room and discussion board as well as articles, tips, FAQs,
glossary, personal experiences, and phone numbers for a variety
of helpful agencies.
TBI Resource Guide
- Information on brain injury, rehabilitation, long-term assisted
living, medications, and current research, from the Centre for
TBINET at Mount Sinai School
of Medicine - The Research and Training Center on Community
Integration of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Provides
a large database on a variety of Post-TBI challenges as well as
the activities and research findings of the RTC. Maintains a newsletter,
consumer reports, and journal articles for individuals with TBI
and their family and friends. Also offers other publications and
resources, designed for professionals.
Injury - Medical and informational resource for individuals
dealing with traumatic brain injury.
Brain Injury: Cognitive and Communication Disorders - NIDCD's
fact sheet covering the problems, assessment, treatment, and research
related to TBI.
Injury Fact Sheet - A booklet prepared by the National Institute
of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Covers treatment,
research, symptoms, rehabilitation, types of brain injury, and
Injury Rehabilitation Guidelines - Developed by the New Zealand
Guidelines Group to help service providers improve rehabilitation
services and results. Also offers a sample fact sheet for people
with brain injury, their families, and friends. [PDF]
Injury Resource Center - Working to raise awareness of TBI's
effect on society, and provide easily accessible information and
support for survivors, their loved ones, and the professionals
who work on their behalf.
Traumatic Brain Injury Survival
Guide - Information, for survivors and their families, provided
on the honor system from Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr. Glen Johnson.
Topics include signs of a brain injury, coping with common problems,
and dealing with doctors.
Brain Injury (TBI) - @Health.com's newsletter dealing with
the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TBIs.
What You Should
Know About Traumatic Brain Injury - Fact sheet with tips for
preventing brain injuries from the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention, SafeUSA.
Injury - Scientific information about cervicocephalic trauma,
lesions, symptoms, and recovery.
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