Navigation Links
Social workers can help patients recover from mild traumatic brain injuries
Date:5/6/2014

More than a million people are treated for mild traumatic brain injuries in U.S. hospitals and emergency rooms each year. Yet few receive appropriate psychological and social follow-up care that can make the difference in whether or not they fully recover.

A University of Washington researcher has found that a 20-minute conversation with a social worker has the potential to significantly reduce the functional decline of those diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury.

The research is published in the April issue of Brain Injury.

Megan Moore in the UW's School of Social Work is training social workers in emergency departments to provide education and resources to patients with mild traumatic brain injuries to help them deal with symptoms and the recovery process.

"Social workers are masters-level trained clinicians who are already embedded in emergency room treatment teams," Moore said. "The goal of my work is to provide them with specialized training on mild traumatic brain injuries to help bridge the psychological and social aspects of treatment with medical care."

Traumatic brain injury occurs when the head is hit by an outside force, causing the brain to move rapidly within the skull, altering consciousness and damaging the nervous system. Anyone who experiences a fall, car or bike accident, sports head injury or an assault, may experience a traumatic brain injury, but most are considered mild.

While a serious traumatic brain injury is usually obvious, mild brain injuries are often harder to detect, and can cause unexplained physical, cognitive, behavioral or emotional symptoms. Typical symptoms nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, fatigue and sleep disturbances are common in many other diagnoses, or resolve quickly, and patients don't always seek medical care.

If a patient does go to the emergency room to be evaluated, he or she may go home thinking they're physi
'/>"/>

Contact: Megan Moore
mm99@uw.edu
206-616-2862
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Social ties have mixed impact on encouraging healthy behaviors in low-income areas
2. Social Factors May Affect Lifespan More Than Race, Location
3. University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work announces partnership with MD Anderson
4. Alcohol abuse may be cause, rather than effect of social isolation, poor grades among teens
5. Avatars may help children with social anxiety overcome fears
6. Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes
7. Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health
8. Teen Drinkers May Feel Like Social Outcasts: Study
9. New Anthropology and Archaeology Resources Published at Sciences Social Network
10. Social Smoking Announces New Product Line of E-Cig Liquids
11. Social Media Strategies and Solutions — Straight from the Experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 After undergoing a ... chamber of commerce to join, Living Well Assisted Living ... Commerce in Marin County, the home of its headquarters. ... the moment, and the thought of adding one more ... to keep looking for the right chamber to join ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... debut documentary film, "Beautiful Births", emerging filmmaker Jacqui Blue ... help other women discover the truth about natural birth. ... from people all over the world and has been ... birth. Many of the topics highlighted in the film ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 Indosoft, Inc., a leading provider of ... it has added support for Sangoma Lyra ... Indosoft have a history of bringing innovative products to ... offers a significant benefit to those using Asterisk as a ... available to users of Q-Suite. , In the past decades, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... QueenBeeTickets.com is giving music fans the opportunity to purchase ... tour, which has him traveling from November 19 until December ... to view the selection of presale tickets available at ... to come out on October 14, and the tour in ... tickets are available for shows that will take place in ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... one third of medical and nursing students in developing ... own countries after graduation, while less than one fifth ... they are needed most, according to a new study. ... driving the current outbreak of Ebola in western Africa. ... three of the world,s poorest countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Living Well Joins San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 2Health News:Living Well Joins San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 3Health News:Filmmaker Jacqui Blue's Beautiful Births Documentary, "Really Touched My Heart" 2Health News:Filmmaker Jacqui Blue's Beautiful Births Documentary, "Really Touched My Heart" 3Health News:Filmmaker Jacqui Blue's Beautiful Births Documentary, "Really Touched My Heart" 4Health News:Indosoft Announces Q-Suite Support For Sangoma Lyra 2Health News:Bob Seger Presale Tickets: QueenBeeTickets.com Delights Fans with Discounted Tickets for All 20 Stops on Seger’s “Ride Out” Tour with The Silver Bullet Band 2Health News:Developing countries should enroll medical and nursing students from rural areas 2Health News:Developing countries should enroll medical and nursing students from rural areas 3
... , , EXTON, Pa., ... ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) today announced that the ... of Generic Drugs (OGD) draft guidelines on bioequivalence (BE) for Vancocin(R) ... life-threatening bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, Clostridium difficile ...
... ... versus Goliath struggle raging in the West, joins the stellar line-up at the ... and in Los Angeles (August 7 - 13). The film will also air ... Impact series on Planet Green, a network of Discovery Communications.,Split Estate maps a ...
... , , , ... (Nasdaq: CLRT ), a premier anatomic pathology and molecular testing ... results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009. ... second quarter of 2009 versus the second quarter of 2008, and a ...
... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 4 Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM ) ... Highlights , , Sales ... Reported sales declined by 9.8% for the quarter. , EBITDA ... year (see attached table). , Debt, net of cash was ...
... and MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Covidien (NYSE: ... products, and Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX:NRI), a Canadian drug ... Drug Administration (FDA) has set a new action date ... Pennsaid (diclofenac sodium) topical solution 1.5% w/w of November ...
... , WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4 Inverness ... leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health ... management, today announced that it intends to offer $150 million ... of the notes will be guaranteed by certain of Inverness, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride 2Health News:ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride 3Health News:ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride 4Health News:Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles 2Health News:Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles 3Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 2Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 3Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 4Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 5Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 6Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 7Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 8Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 9Health News:Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent 10Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 4Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 5Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 6Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 7Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 8Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 9Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 10Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 11Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 12Health News:FDA extends review of Pennsaid(R) diclofenac sodium topical solution 2Health News:FDA extends review of Pennsaid(R) diclofenac sodium topical solution 3Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. Announces Offering of $150 Million of Senior Notes 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... - 2014 Summary Global Markets Direct,s, ... 2014, provides an overview of the Arbor Pharmaceuticals, ... report provides comprehensive information on the current therapeutic ... comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... According to the ... Product [Enzymes (Glycosyltransferase, Neuraminidase, Glycosidase), Instruments (HPLC, ... (Immunology, Oncology) & by End User - ... provides a detailed overview of the major ... and strategies impacting the global glycomics enzymes, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, ... today announced that the company,s Bridgewater, New ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relating to ... with regards to Sculptra Aesthetic injectable, which was divested ... to the management of Valeant,s contract manufacturers (rather than ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 2Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 3Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 4Valeant Pharmaceuticals' Bridgewater Location Receives Warning Letter From FDA 2
... Screen Tests are available in 14 configurations ... Designed using Microgenics Antibody Technology, the SureStep™ ... of care immunoassay targeted to detect MDMA ... and MDEA but no cross-reactivity to any ...
... The InstaCheck® multi-drug test device ... and easily. Negative results can ... as 3 minutes; positive results ... simple, one-time urine sample application ...
Accu-Stat Home Drug Test for Marijuana (THC), Cocaine (COC), Amphetamine (AMP), Methamphetamine (mAMP), Opiates (OPI), and Phencyclidine (PCP)....
... onsite test! QuickScreen™ multi-panel dip cards offer ... your choice of any conceivable combination of ... flexibility for your drug testing program. Just ... the built-in timer tells you when to ...
Medicine Products: