Accession Number : AD1034168


Title :   Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans. Caregivers Companion


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA FALLS CHURCH United States


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1034168.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This Caregivers Companion to Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans has information and forms that can help you in your caregiving journey. Use this binder to keep yourself organized. You may want to carry it with you to keep track of important information. You may need to start a new binder as this one gets full. The Companion includes: A glossary of terms that youre likely to come across time and time again; A table of military ranks to help you understand the ranks of the service members and officers that you may meet; A list of acronyms (e.g., DoD for the Department of Defense) to make sense of the alphabet soup within government agencies; Blank diagrams of the brain that you can use when talking to your health care provider about where the injury occurred; Master forms to use for writing down key information. The master forms in the Companion are meant to be duplicated. Make several copies of each to use over time or download the forms from www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org.


Descriptors :   GLOSSARIES , health services , brain , brain injuries , combat injuries , central nervous system , blood vessel injuries , mental processes , improvised explosive devices , explosives , health care , traumatic stress disorder , wounds and injuries , craniocerebral trauma , seizures


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Weapons Effects(biological)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE