Now a handheld device is revolutionizing
the way some paramedics assess
traumatic brain injuries.
NBC Erika Edwards reports:
Tackling Head Trauma
Richmond Heights FD partners with
University Hospitals to equip their
EMS with the latest life saving
Richmond Heights FD —
Taking the ER
into the field
A 16-year-old high school football
player died just days after a
helmet-to-helmet hit in New York.
Teen football player
dies after hit
"Whats going to make the football game
different for future generations is new rules,
new inventions and new products
Joe DeLamielleure calls
for new technology in
fight against head trauma
The InfraScanner Model 2000
The InfraScanner Model 2000 is a portable screening device that uses Near-Infrared (NIR) technology to screen patients for intracranial bleeding, identifying those who would most benefit from immediate referral to a CT scan and neurosurgical intervention. In the triage of head trauma patients, the InfraScanner can identify patients most likely to have intracranial bleeding. Read more here
What Is TBI?
TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in TBI. The severity of TBI may range from mild (a brief change in mental status or consciousness), to severe (extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury).
Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States seek treatment for traumatic brain injuries and an estimated 10 million people worldwide. Intracranial hematomas resulting from TBI are life-threatening and have been reported to occur as the primary injury in 40% of patients with severe head injury.