WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN WHEN SOMEONE IS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL WITH A BRAIN INJURY?

ARRIVE AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

ASSESSMENT / DIAGNOSTICS

This may include some or all of the following:

PATIENT PRESENTS UNCONSCIOUS

Emergency treatment to stabilise the condition this may include

INTUBATION

VENTILLATION

INTRAVENOUS LINES etc

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

X-RAY

CT (computer tomography)

PATIENT PRESENTS CONSCIOUS

Routine examination by a team of professionals

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

X-RAY

CT (computer tomography)

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