Dr. Nancy Reid
Traditional identification, evaluation, and management of military patients with recurrent Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) lack the comprehensiveness required to develop an adequate treatment and rehabilitation program. The Department of Defense has previously focused a lot of research on response to mTBI but now focuses on risk mitigation and prevention of recurrent mTBI. The shift in methodology aims to return active duty members to duty without additional sequelae surfacing. Transcending beyond traditional treatment of recurrent mTBI, the Department of Defense has worked to develop a center of excellence focused on the prevention of mTBI and treatment of personnel with recurrent exposure to micro-percussions resulting in recurrent mTBI. This article aims to provide an overview of best practices for mTBI treatment and identify some existing programs that exhibit interdisciplinary team collaboration with a patient-centered approach to treatment, thus minimizing the time to recovery.
Butler CD. Utilization of Interdisciplinary Medical Specialties to Improve Outcomes in the Treatment of Recurrent Combat and Training-related Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) in the Special Warfare Population. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2023; 5(2).
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