“The National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) conducts research into the care of injured people. The NTRI Forum is a three-year project that aims to improve the care of brain, spinal cord, or other major traumatic injuries. The Forum is authored by Dr Loretta Piccenna, and is supported by the Alfred Hospital, and Monash University.”
Brain Injury Australia provides links below to several Forum items (“Dialogues”) we think are relevant to brain injury:
Traumatic Brain Injury Cognitive Rehabilitation
This Forum provides evidence-based recommendations for Cognitive [thinking] Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Download Dialogue Summary.
Developing a Research Program to Address Behaviours of Concern Following Traumatic Brain Injury
This NTRI Forum offers a research program to address behaviours of concern that arise from TBI, such as aggression, agitation, sexual inappropriateness and lack of initiation. Download Dialogue Summary.
Discharge Planning Following Acquired Brain Injury
This NTRI Forum focuses on developing an individualised plan for a patient with a brain injury prior to leaving hospital for home (discharge planning). Download Dialogue Summary.
Outcomes of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation
This NTRI Forum identifies key outcomes for brain injury rehabilitation, and provides ideas for developing a minimum dataset of brain injury rehabilitation outcomes for Victoria. Download Dialogue Summary.
Optimising Support for Informal Carers of the Long-Term Disabled to Enhance Resilience and Sustainability
This NTRI Forum offers strategies to informal carers that can help them to care for people with long-term disabilities. Download Dialogue Summary.
Management of Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury
This NTRI Forum aims to provide a set of best-practices for treating and managing spasticity following TBI. Download Dialogue Summary.
Optimising Return-to-Work Practices Following Catastrophic Injury
This NTRI Forum provides return-to-work practices following traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and identifies some of the factors that can help or hinder these practices. Download Dialogue Summary.
Optimising Self-Managed Funding for People with a Long Term Disability
This NTRI Forum describes the factors which influence self-directed funding by people with a long-term disability. Download Dialogue Summary.
Management of Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
This NTRI Forum provides information on post-traumatic epilepsy in people following traumatic brain injury. Download Dialogue Summary.