Brain Injury:


Atraumatic brain injury (TBI) can be prevented. The following brain injury prevention tips should be taken in order to reduce your risk of suffering a TBI:

  • Wear a seatbelt when you are in a car
  • When driving with children, always buckle them into a child safety seat, booster seat or seatbelt (depending on their age)
  • Wear a helmet when taking part in the following activities: riding a bike or motorcycle, playing a contact sport, using in-line skates or a skateboard, playing baseball or softball, riding a horse, rock climbing, sledding, skiing or snowboarding
  • Keep all firearms and bullets locked up when not in use
  • Avoid falls by using a step-stool with a grab bar to reach objects on high shelves, installing handrails on stairways, installing window guards to keep young children from falling out of open windows, using safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs when young children are around
  • Only use playgrounds with surfaces made of shock-absorbing material (i.e. hardwood mulch or sand)