Absolutely. The key, however, is getting the baby into the hospital as quickly as possible in order to treat the secondary effects of the traumatic brain injury (e.g. limiting the damaging effects of the bleeding and swelling that goes on inside the brain, which we discussed above) If someone waits too long, the window of opportunity to help the baby may pass and the damage may become irreversible or much worse than it needed to be.
Careful management of the injured infant’s cerebral hemodynamic status is important for achieving the best possible clinical outcome. Cerebral hemo-dynamics are a balance between cerebral blood volume, cerebral blood flow, cerebral perfusion pressure and oxygen saturation. While treating a child with traumatic head injury, medical providers will take measures to ensure the child’s brain receives enough oxygenation to heal from the injury.
Many professionals will be involved in the care and treatment of a child that has sustained a traumatic brain injury. Professional experts such as physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, neurologists, neurosurgeons and rehabilitation experts will participate in the care of the brain injured infant or child long after the date of the injury.
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