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Nursing management of adults with severe traumatic brain injury: A narrative review

Girish Menon, Roseminu Varghese, Jyothi Chakrabarty

Keywords : Narrative review, nursing management, severe traumatic brain injury

Citation Information : Menon G, Varghese R, Chakrabarty J. Nursing management of adults with severe traumatic brain injury: A narrative review. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (10):684-697.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_233_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Effective nursing management strategies for adults with severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) are still a remarkable issue and a difficult task for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuronurses. A list of justified indications and scientific rationale for nursing management of these patients are continuously evolving. The objectives of the study are to analyze the pertinently available research and clinical studies that demonstrate the nursing management strategies for adults with STBI and to synthesize the available evidence based on the review. A comprehensive literature search was made in following databases such as Google Scholar, Cochrane, J-Gate, ProQuest, and ScienceDirect for retrieving the related studies. In the included studies, data were extracted and evaluated according to the objective. Narrative analysis was adopted to write this review. Patients with STBI have poor prognosis and require quality care for maximizing patients' survival. With a thorough knowledge and discernment of care of such patients, nurses can improve these patients' neurological outcomes.

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