Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

By: Greg Perri, PsyD Mild traumatic brain injury Statistics from the Center for Disease and Control report that 1.4 million individuals each year sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, only about 300,000 of these people receive treatment. This happens...
One Family’s Journey

One Family’s Journey

By: Eileen Hornback On July 8, 2005 our 15-year-old son Zack was involved in a serious car accident and was Stat-flown to University Hospital, Louisville. When we arrived at the hospital, they told us he had suffered a traumatic brain injury and might not live. He had...
Interview with Mary Varga

Interview with Mary Varga

By: Tianna Thompson When Melinda Mast, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, asked me to interview Mary Varga, I was ecstatic because I knew it would give me a first hand look into the life of someone living with a brain injury. As human beings,...
From ER to ICU

From ER to ICU

BY: Don Kautz, C.C.R.N.; Linda Holtzclaw, C.C.R.N.; Angelica Ford, B.S.N.; Kimberly Shuster, B.S.N. and  Edited by: Kathy Helmick, MS.ARNP. Reviewed by: Daveé Wilson, RN, MSN and Stephanie Giacalone, RN, BSN, Charge Nurse, Neuroscience ICU When a patient who has...