Northern Virginia, Quantico
The DVBIC team at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Intrepid Spirit Center/TBI Clinic assists with the interdisciplinary evaluation of service members who are suspected of TBI. Once the evaluation process is completed, patients with TBI undergo interdisciplinary rehabilitation and treatment. The DVBIC staff, along with the rest of multidisciplinary staff in the TBI department, prides itself on the outstanding clinical care and teamwork that allows the teams to craft individualized treatment plans for each patient. The TBI clinic can manage the full spectrum of acquired brain injury (mild to severe). The DVBIC component includes medical management, neuropsychology, family assessment, administration and education support.
Regional Education Outreach
Materials and classes are provided to patients, caregivers, family and children to provide a better understanding of TBI and their treatment at FBCH.
Classes, materials and resources are available, specific to family members, caregivers and children.
In-services are coordinated with military and non-military brain injury organizations, researchers, the Warrior Transition Battalion, specialists in alternative therapies, various hospital departments including internal medicine and optometry, and many others. In-services are attended by TBI staff at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, neurology, optometry/ophthalmology and Warrior Transition Unit. Grand Rounds at Fort Detrick and Walter Reed in Maryland and Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas are offered via video teleconference to staff when available.
TBI demonstrations, presentations, literature and fact sheets on TBI/sports concussions are provided to children, parents, teachers and coaches in the region. This outreach effort includes participating in various school events and initiating communication with public schools. Exhibits at health fairs, Yellow Ribbon events and small-to-large conferences also are included in this initiative.
Media goals include coverage of TBI at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital through local/garrison publications, trade publications, social media and traditional major outlets on a regular basis through the local public affairs officer.
Care coordination works with TBI patients who have received care at the clinic to survey current resources and our family outreach capabilities, and seek improvements by constantly tracking and tailoring programs for a patient-centered experience. Care coordinators ensure optimal communication between the treatment team, primary care manager, outside case managers and the referring provider.
Military Needs Assessment
This pilot program includes consultations with behavioral health, psychological health, TBI clinicians, the wounded warrior regiment, local National Guard bureaus and Reserve components within the area and other military branches. Also included in this assessment are the directors of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital social work, case management, family advocacy, wounded warrior and child adolescent psychology programs.
Current Research projects can be viewed at Current DVBIC Studies, Fort Belvoir.