In Kansas City, and across the nation, the impact of brain injury and trauma is becoming more clear. A traumatic brain injury can range from mild to severe. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that impacts the normal function of the brain.There are ways to prevent (or a least minimize the damage from) traumatic brain injury.
SEAT BELT USE - Seat belt use is a quick and easy way to prevent trauma. Drivers and passengers alike should make use of this precautionary measure. Those transporting children must ensure they too are protected, through:
WEAR HELMETS - Helmets are conveniently placed nearby activities/equipment where you should be wearing one. That's no coincidence. If you are participating in any of the following activities, you can prevent traumatic brain injury when you wear a helmet:
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