Every profession has its jargon, and unless you’re on the inside, the terminology you’re faced with when dealing with the impact of a complex injury can be overwhelming.
In these pages we’ve pulled together – and simply defined – some of the most commonly used references in brain injury matters from both a clinical and legal perspective.
These glossaries are intended primarily for people who are being introduced to terms and acronyms that they’ve probably not had to think about before.
Glossary of clinical terms
Definitions for terms including:
Ataxia, Cerebral angiogram, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxic-Ischaemic injury, Locked In Syndrome, Mayo Classification System, Post-Traumatic Vertigo, Prosopagnosia, Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Glossary of legal terms
Legal terms explained include:
After the event insurance (ATE), Article 75, Before the event insurance (BTE), Burden of proof, Care plan, Community care assessment, Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU), Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, Damages Based Agreement (DBA), Disbursements, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA), Immediate needs assessment, Rehabilitation protocol
The NHS Confederation
The NHS Confederation is a membership body that brings together organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services. An ‘acronym buster’ on their website includes over 700 acronyms commonly used within the NHS! You can browse their list of acronyms and abbreviations on their website by clicking here.