This scenario is based knowledge of a 3rd year/rotational level Band 5
Acquired Brain Injury
A 30 year old man acquired a brain injury a week ago and is ventilated in ICU. His conscious levels tend to fluctuate.
It may be useful to teach a member of his family ACBT to enable them to prompt him should he forget.
A lady acquired a brain injury 3 weeks ago. She is progressing well and is able to tolerate postural seating for 20minutes. Your assessment identifies low tone in anti gravity positions.
How many people do you need to make this safe?
A 25 year old woman acquired a brain injury three weeks ago. She is progressing with exercises on a tilt table.
What observations would you need to keep in mind to monitor patients response to treat?
Be aware of signs of fatigue?
Do you have enough people to make the task safe?
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