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Brain Injury Report

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Kaplan University
CM220: College Composition
September 5, 2012

Traumatic Brain Injury is an injury that affects an estimated 1.7 million people per year in the United States. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits a solid object, or an object pierces through the skull and enters the brain tissue. There are two main types of TBI a closed head injury (CHI), or no penetrating head trauma, or open head injury, is a head injury in which the , the outer layer of the meninges, is breached. Using the Glasgow Comma Scale will determine the severity of the trauma 3 to 15. The higher the number the less traumatic. .There are many varieties of physical and cognitive as in attention span, planning of the day, seizures, memory loss short or long term, the process of information, personality traits before and after the accidents. So many of the accidents don’t get reported do to the lack of information from the hospitals There is a serious public health problem in the United States and that’s called Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)of the 1.7 million people, 52,000 of them die, 275,000 are stay in hospital, and nearly 80% are treated and released from an emergency room without any treatment. We cannot count how many people that do have it but will not go to the hospital to get it checked out after accident happens approximately 75% of all cases that are reported with concussions or other forms of TBI. Cost reported from the United States that direct medical cost and indirect cost for TBI is estimated to be $60 billion in the United States in 2000. Not only the survivors of the ordeal are affected by it but the family, loved ones, and their caregivers have to deal with it and not knowing how to deal with the day to day struggles that they will have to deal with and it causes more stress than needed Personally, our family having to...