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NY Children’s Hospital Holds Brain Injury Symposium February 28, 2010

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Faculty and staff from Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, and the New York Regional Chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nurses (NYRC/SPN) came together on Tuesday, February 23 in Valhalla, New York to hold a comprehensive brain injury symposium.

The conference included a review of case studies as well as a “review of the incidence of brain injury, pathophysiology of injury to the brain, acute treatment and interventions, and the critical aspects of team rehabilitation,” according to a PR Log press release prior to the event. The symposium attendees also gained important insights into the nuances of caring for children with brain injuries.

Prior to the event, the Director of Education at Blythedale Children’s Hospital said, “More than 1.5 million brain injuries occur annually in the United States. Our goal for this conference is to provide education about the broad spectrum of brain injuries, as well as information about equipment that can be used in the rehabilitation process,” according to the press release. The conference was open to the public.

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