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  • Craig Hospital Brain Injury Handbook

    External Resource

    Craig Hospital Brain Injury Handbook - Updated 8/30/2019

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

    External Resource

    The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families and providers.

    Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
    1325 S. Colorado Blvd. B300
    Denver CO 80222
    Main: 303-355-9969
    BIAColorado.org

  • Educational Video: Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 1-3

    Video

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Educational Video: Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 4-6

    Video

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Educational Video: Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 7-10

    Video

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Educational Video: Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 1-10

    Video

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Understanding TBI Part 1: What happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI?

    PDF

    Information on what happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI.

  • Understanding TBI Part 2: Brain injury impact on individuals’ functioning

    PDF

    Information on brain injury impact on an individual's functioning.

  • Understanding TBI Part 3: The Recovery Process

    PDF

    Information about the recovery process of a TBI.

  • Understanding TBI Part 4: The impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery

    PDF

    Information on the impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery.

We are in the process of building our interactive resource library, and new resources will be added regularly. Thank you for your patience as we continue to provide resources and services to support the spinal cord injury and brain injury community. If you are searching for additional educational information, we encourage you to call our nationally-recognized Nurse Advice LiNurse Advice Line. Nurses are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Call 303-789-8508 or toll-free at 1-800-247-0257. If your question or problem is urgent or an emergency, do not call the Nurse Advice Line - please go to the nearest emergency room, urgent care center, or call 911.