Promoting Brain Injury Survivor Self-Advocacy and Collective Advocacy
Search Your Soul Issues
Although not all survivors in our acquired brain injury (ABI) community agree on every single issue, there are numerous topics which we are thinking about. Many of us have our own perspectives on various issues, but, where possible, we are attempting to formulate consensus opinions. Because of what has happened to us, we are particularily interested in the matters discussed below in the "search your soul issues" section. Please join us in pondering these issues.
Sunday, 16 September, 2001, UK Head injury care 'failing' Levels of care for patients "varies considerably" Care for patients with head injuries does not match standards set down two years ago, (1999) research suggests. ...indicated that more than half of head injury care is provided by general or orthopaedic surgeons. ...
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August 1, 2006: Brain Injury Network (BIN) is calling for a system of regulation, review and standards nationwide for utilization in college and other post-secondary disability programs. The Brain Injury Network, a survivor-led and operated association of people with acquired brain injuries from traumatic brain injury (tbi), stroke, tumor, illness and other abi categories, is advocating for national standards for acquired brain injury programs at colleges and universities. Indeed, international standards are needed. But since the Brain Injury Network originates in California, U.S.A., we are first calling for standards to be implemented in the United States of America.... It has dawned on us that new laws are needed to protect adults with cognitive challenges who attend colleges all across the United States. Topics: Regulation, Review and Standards For College and Other Post-Secondary Level Disability Programs Are Needed National Standards Regulation of College Disability Programs Review of College Disability Programs Public Access to Information about College Disability Programs
Can computer models replace animal testing? 16 May 2006 by Celeste Biever Magazine issue 2551 ... As the public debate rages over the use of animals in drug development, a change is taking place in labs across the world.
CDC Study Finds that Adoption of the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines Could Result in a Substantial Reduction in Traumatic Brain-Injury-Related Deaths
The December issue of the Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care features a study conducted by CDC on the effectiveness of adopting the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) in-hospital guidelines for the treatment of adults with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study demonstrates that routine use of these guidelines could result in a substantial reduction in deaths and medical, rehabilitative, and societal costs. The BTF guidelines for in-hospital care were developed over 10 years ago, in collaboration with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Companion guidelines for pre-hospital care were prepared with the support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and issued later. Although disseminated widely, these guidelines need far greater implementation.
Victimization of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Disabilities A Fact Sheet for Professionals
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (2004), victimization occurs when “…a person suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional, and/or financial harm.” Victimization can include physical violence, sexual violence, psychological or emotional abuse, and neglect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledges such victimization as a serious and preventable public health problem.
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Sandia, UNM research shows brain injury may occur within one millisecondafter head hits car windshield. Research by Sandia engineer Paul Taylor of Sandia’s Multiscale Computational Materials Methods Dept. 1435 and Corey Ford, neurologist at University of New Mexico’s Department of Neurology and MIND Imaging Center, showed that brain injury may occur within one millisecond after a human head is thrust into a windshield as a result of a car accident. This happens prior to any overall motion of the head following impact with the windshield and is a new concept to consider for doctors interested in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Paul says that modeling brain injury is a far more humane way to study scenarios leading to TBI than the traditional trial-and-error approach using laboratory animals.
Sandia is a government-owned/contractor operated (GOCO) facility. Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, manages Sandia for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. We seek collaborative partnerships on emerging technologies that support our mission.“Securing a Peaceful and Free World Through Technology”