Flashcards in TBI/stroke Deck (8)
Cuts, bruises, twisting, shearing that cause bleeding (hemorrhages) and accumulations of blood (hematoma) are what?
primary consequences of TBI
What is acronym for secondary consequences of TBI?
When fluid accumulates between brain and skill, ventricles, brain tissue, and causes intracranial pressure
What are 4 specific types of primary consequences?
What is traumatic hydrocephalus?
swelling of brain tissue
What is elevated intracranial pressure?
most deadly consequence of TBI; pressure build-up inside skull
2 types of strokes
Ischemic (narrowing of arteries) and hemorrhagic (blood leaks out and damages/kills brain tissue)