Traumatic Brain Injury
CAHEC has been awarded the opporunity to help promote identifying and treating a Traumatic Brain Injury through The Rocky Mountain MIRECC. The Rocky Mountain MIRECC has developed a Tool Kit with lots of information located here. The tool kit provides behavioral health and medical providers, Veterans, and the community necessary information to address the needs of individuals with a history of TBI and co-ocurring mental health conditions. This toolkit is designed to assist in identifying TBI and associated co-occurring problems and determining potential need for further evaluation and/or mental health treatment modification.
Recommendations for current Healthcare Professionals include checking with patients on the following:
Ask about previous head and neck injuries
Monitor and track symptoms
Find out what resources are available
This information can help inform care!
Please see the following link for the TBI Toolkit website: www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/tbi_toolkit/5b