• Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines

    by Alan Batt. Last modified: 12/12/14

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    Since 1986, the BTF dedicated its mission to improving TBI patient outcomes worldwide by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers.

    Research proves that not all brain damage occurs at the moment of impact, but rather it evolves over the ensuing hours and days after the initial injury due to swelling and inadequate oxygen and blood flow to the injured brain. In most cases, this secondary damage can be controlled by applying BTF’s scientific, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment Guidelines that BTF developed alongside medical organizations and physicians with expertise in TBI.

    The Pre-hospital management of TBI produces:

    • correct identification of TBI
    • optimal treatment in the ambulance
    • direct transfer to a TBI trauma center

    The application of In-hospital guidelines results in:

    • reduced the length time spent in ICU days along
    • reduced healthcare costs
    • decreased death and disability 30-50 percent
    • increases neurological outcome upon discharge by 30-50 percent

    View or download the guidelines for free at http://tbiguidelines.org/glHome.aspx

     

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    Alan Batt

    Alan Batt

    Paramedic, educator, researcher
    Alan is a critical care paramedic, paramedic educator and prehospital researcher, currently working around the world as an educator and researcher. He has previously worked and studied across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies, and an MSc in Critical Care. His main interests are in care of the elderly, end-of-life care, patient safety, professionalism (including role and identity), and paramedic education.

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