Brain Injury

Risk for Falls and Resulting Head Injuries that can Occur Poolside

Summertime is approaching which means that kids are spending more and more time at the pool.  While swimming is an inherent part of summer and childhood memories, parents need to be aware of the increased risk for falls and resulting head injuries that can occur poolside.  Diving boards can be slippery and hazardous, and parents …

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Post Acute Care of Low Response Children and Adolescents

This month, in Brain injury Professional,  a publication of the North American Brain Injury Society www.nabis.org , there is an excellent article on the after affects for families of children who suffer traumatic  brain injuries and remain in a low response state.  Such children have unique long term medical needs, and typically require treatment and …

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Be aware of playground safety standards

Fast food chains often lure families with the indoor playground equipment that is available for kids.  Parents should keep in mind the normal precautions to prevent children from falling and suffering head injuries, but in addition should pay special attention to restaurant areas.  These businesses are required to oversee and maintain inspections and ensure that …

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Falls are the leading causes of brain injury in children

Anyone who has children young enough to play on playgrounds need to be acutely aware of the dangers presented by playground equipment.  Falls are the leading causes of brain injury in children, and unfortunately these injuries can have devastating consequences.  Falls off of monkey bars, sliding boards, and playhouses that are up in the air …

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