NCLEX® QOTD: Traumatic brain injury
Published on May 31, 2023. Updated on Jun 8, 2023.
A client with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has difficulty regulating their sleep and wake cycles. Which part of the brain controls this bodily function?
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The correct answers to today's NCLEX-RN® Question is...
The portion of the brain that controls wakefulness is located in the brainstem. Ordinary consciousness is composed of alertness and awareness while awake, as well as arousal or the ability to be woken up from sleep. Consciousness and arousal are believed to be regulated by the reticular activating system, which is a network of neurons that is located in the brainstem.
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