Module 3 – Lesson 2: Self-Assessment Answer

Question

Why is it important for a life care planner to have an understanding of the assessments used for traumatic brain injury such as the Rancho Los Amigos Scale of Cognitive Functioning and the Glasgow Coma Scale?

Answer

It is important for life care planners to be aware of these assessments as they are often linked to outcomes. For example, it is said that a lower score on the Glasgow Coma Scale (3-8) means the individual may have suffered a more severe injury. It is also important for life care planners to be aware of these instruments as they are often cited throughout medical records.

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