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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