Blast Injuries

Blast Injuries

Blast injuries are much more common than you may think. They can come from many different places – not just bomb explosions. They can also arise from house fires, in-cylinder fires or basically when anything explodes. When assessing how bad an explosion has been, there are a few factors that need to be considered: how […]

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Eye Injuries

Eye Injuries

  Eye injuries are surprisingly common, and there are many different types of eye injury. Chemical Contaminants If you get a chemical into the eye, it needs to be washed out as soon as possible. Ideally, you should use either an eyewash station (common in factories and laboratories) or proper eyewash, normally a type of […]

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Head Injury

Head Injury

The treatment for head injuries is basically the same: •   Be aware that there could be a spinal injury •   Treat for bleeding •   Activate EMS •   Lie patient down with head and shoulders raised •   Monitor the patient’s breathing •  Do not give them food or drink. Finally, it […]

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Cerebral Contusion

Cerebral Contusion

Cerebral Contusion is when there is bruising on the brain, this happens in 20-30% of all serious head injuries. Blood vessels in the brain get damaged and leak causing a pressure build up. Signs and symptoms will depend on the location of the contusion on the brain but they include motor coordination, numbness and memory problems. […]

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Cerebral Compression

Cerebral Compression

Cerebral Compression is where there is pressure on the brain caused by swelling or bleeding and is a serious condition. The swelling can be due to a build-up of blood within the skull or swelling of injured brain tissues. Cerebral compression is usually caused by a head injury but it can also be caused by […]

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Concussion

Concussion

With Concussion. the brain can move a little and the shaking of the brain due to a blow to the head can cause a concussion. A concussion usually produces a temporary disturbance to the normal brain function. Symptoms of concussion can be mild to severe and in some cases, emergency treatment may be needed. The […]

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