A new resource is available to assist medical providers (including physicians and nurse practitioners) in providing assessment, management, and follow-up care to those who sustain a head injury resulting from intimate partner violence.
The resource contains relevant information and recommendations regarding medical care, including:
- Associated injuries and conditions;
- Considerations to remember, such as medical history, stigma, and supplemental tests that may be required;
- Indications for referral to specialists; and
- A clinical algorithm for medical assessment and management.
This resource was created by the Pan Am Clinic, ABI Research Lab, Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT), Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR), and other collaborators.