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Post-Traumatic Amnaesia

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When an accident occurs and there is an impact to an individual’s head, their brain tissue can be damaged, resulting in a brain injury. In addition to losing consciousness and experiencing various other symptoms of brain injury, the individual might also experience post-traumatic amnesia (PTA).

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When an accident occurs and there is an impact to an individual’s head, their brain tissue can be damaged, resulting in a brain injury. Primary injuries to the brain include cerebral contusions, lacerations and diffuse axonal injury, which can then be followed by secondary injuries such as cerebral oedema, hypotension, hypoxia and electrolyte imbalances. At the time of the injury - in addition to losing consciousness and experiencing various other symptoms of brain injury - the individual might also experience post-traumatic amnesia (PTA).

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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