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Project BRAIN has strengthened relationships throughout our communities, especially among healthcare professionals. The Tennessee Disability Coalition has partnered with prominent regional Children’s Hospitals across the state of Tennessee, establishing effective communication links to provide these valuable, lasting resources.
Program staff are educating healthcare professionals about the students’ experiences beyond the hospital doors and how their opportunities for “teachable moments” with the family could benefit their patients for a lifetime.
Within the following hospitals, a Brain Injury Transition Liaison (BITL) functions as an educational resource for the hospital, the family and the school:
Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN
Visit the hospital website at: http://www.erlanger.org/body.cfm?id=32
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN
Read more information about the BITL Process in this hospital at: http://www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/services.php?mid=8568
LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN
Visit the hospital website at: http://www.lebonheur.org/
A signs & symptoms tool, “When Your Child’s Head Has Been Hurt” is incorporated into the hospital discharge process. Whether the student is from TN or lives out of state, has been treated and released or admitted with a diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury, the family will take this flyer home. Consent from the family will open the door for Project BRAIN staff to follow up with the family and school.
The liaison is the communication link between the hospital, home and school.