The nurse’s activities in respect of the vitima cranioencephalic traumatism at first aid: one literature revision
- International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Milani Caren Leticia de Souza,1 Campos Thais Sene,2 Silva Sara Yamone Zygoski Portela3
The Traumatic brain injury (TBI) It is a serious public health problem that takes a major cause of death and sequelae in children and young adults. According to the Brazilian statistics, external causes are among the four most frequent mortality agents in the country, and if the deaths were excluded from ill-defined causes, would then occupy the second or third. In this scenario the nurse becomes essential in the care provided, requiring greater ability to collect a brief history of the victim, perform a physical examination and intervene through immediate treatment, emphasizing the maintenance of life. Purpose of this literature review is to understand the work of nurses in the care of traumatic brain injury victim answered the emergency room.This work was developed through a literature review conducted through surveys in the databases Lilacs, Scielo, Medline and Bireme, in use from 2008 to 2018 items, which gave grounds to the proposed theme.It is hoped with is research can support the development of new studies on the subject, contribute to the safety and quality of care in institutions for patient care victim of TBI and add new knowledge to health professionals working in this area.
encephalic trauma, nursing care, nurse, injuries