Nursing management of adults with severe traumatic brain injury: A narrative review

Roseminu Varghese, Jyothi Chakrabarty, Girish Menon

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Abstract

Effective nursing management strategies for adults with severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) are still a remarkable issue and a difficult task for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuronurses. A list of justified indications and scientific rationale for nursing management of these patients are continuously evolving. The objectives of the study are to analyze the pertinently available research and clinical studies that demonstrate the nursing management strategies for adults with STBI and to synthesize the available evidence based on the review. A comprehensive literature search was made in following databases such as Google Scholar, Cochrane, J-Gate, ProQuest, and ScienceDirect for retrieving the related studies. In the included studies, data were extracted and evaluated according to the objective. Narrative analysis was adopted to write this review. Patients with STBI have poor prognosis and require quality care for maximizing patients' survival. With a thorough knowledge and discernment of care of such patients, nurses can improve these patients' neurological outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-697
Number of pages14
JournalIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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