These are common abbreviations/short-hand heard in a hospital following a traumatic brain injury.
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Emergency Department or Emergency Room
Intensive Care Unit
Skilled Nursing Facility also known as sub-acute rehabilitation
A subdural screw aka BOLT – “This method is used if monitoring needs to be done right away. A hollow screw is inserted through a hole drilled in the skull. It is placed through the membrane that protects the brain and spinal cord (dura mater). This allows the sensor to record from inside the subdural space.”
Craniectomy- a procedure where the surgeon removed a piece of the skull to relieve brain swelling.