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Brain Injury Awareness Month

Almost half a million emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury are made annually by children aged 0 to 14 years. This is one of the many reasons March has been named Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign each year. The theme this year is: Not Alone

This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available. For more information about the campaign and how you can be involved, visit the BIAA website. Also, be sure to participate in the global conversation on social media using the hashtag #NotAloneinBrainInjury.

In support of Brain Injury Awareness Month, OPENPediatrics is helping to raise awareness by featuring one of our videos, Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury by Lisa DelSignore, MD. In this video, learn about the underlying pathophysiology related to cerebral swelling, management of increased intracranial pressure, and optimization of cerebral perfusion in the patients with traumatic brain injury. 

OPENPediatrics also offers various resources on brain injury, including: 

OPENPediatrics' Animation & Illustration Gallery also offers many images and animations relating to brain injury.