Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Population Health: An Introduction for Nursing Care Providers.

Academic Article


  • Despite increasing injury prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children, most injuries in children are mild in severity. Even mild injuries can result in long-term or chronic effects not apparent until the child ages, resulting in increased economic burden and overall lifetime costs related to injury. Early recognition of TBI is essential for ongoing evaluation and management of acute symptoms and reduction of chronic health effects. Providing early interventions to manage acute and postconcussive symptoms and reducing health disparities in children with mild TBI can minimize adverse events that impact health-related quality of life for the injured child and their family and increase overall population health.
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  • Concussion, Health disparities, Health-related quality of life, Pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, Pediatric trauma, Population health, Brain Injuries, Traumatic, Health Status Disparities, Humans, Nursing Care, Pediatrics, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Quality of Life, Risk Factors
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    Pubmed Id

  • 25128140
  • Author List

  • Goreth MB
  • Start Page

  • 157
  • End Page

  • 165
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 2