How to Recover From an Induced Coma

Save

A medically induced coma is a procedure used on patients who have suffered brain injuries. An induced coma attempts to slow the brain activity to a stop by pumping large doses of barbiturates into a patient in hopes of giving the brain a rest and helping it heal itself. Once patients come out of an induced coma, it can take them a long time to recover.

  • Hire a physical therapist to visit the patient regularly during the coma, which can take up to six months. The therapist will exercise the patient's muscles to keep them from atrophying, or wasting away. This physical therapist should remain after the patient wakes to help him move again.

  • Talk to the patient frequently during and after the coma. After he wakes up, it may take some time for him to regain his ability to communicate. Regular conversation will stimulate the brain and encourage him to begin speaking.

  • Have the patient practice regular cognitive therapy with a psychiatrist. The therapist will be able to play cognitive games and other techniques with the patient to stimulate his brain and help him regain memory, recognition, language and other cognitive functions.

  • Photo Credit altrendo images/Stockbyte/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

This Is the Beauty Routine of a Yelp Sales Manager

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!