Blast Injuries A new and highly sophisticated pattern of missile warfare exposes soldiers and civilian survivors of terrorist attacks to explosions that cause “polytrauma,” injuries to multiple organs and body systems. These patients present new and complex challenges to speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are an integral part of health care teams. ... Features
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Blast Injuries
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Blast Injuries
The ASHA Leader, July 2006, Vol. 11, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.FTR2.11092006.6
The ASHA Leader, July 2006, Vol. 11, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.FTR2.11092006.6
A new and highly sophisticated pattern of missile warfare exposes soldiers and civilian survivors of terrorist attacks to explosions that cause “polytrauma,” injuries to multiple organs and body systems. These patients present new and complex challenges to speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are an integral part of health care teams.
SLPs are members of the core polytrauma team and have standing orders to assess cognitive-communication and swallowing shortly after admission and then to treat patients.
Hazardous noise exposure is the greatest that it has been in the U.S. military in over 35 years.
Steve Cobb felt that the Lakeview Virginia NeuroCare intensive, community re-entry rehabilitation program was the best thing that happened to him in recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
Blast Injury Basics A guide to the effects of blast injury and their impact on communication.
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