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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shock

Shock

Shock is defined as a lack of oxygen to the body’s tissues. Many different things can cause this, and there are lots of different types of shock. Types of Shock The first one is hypovolemic shock. This occurs normally during or after a major trauma incident, for example, a car crash, where the patient loses […]

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Head Injury

Head Injuries

Head injuries must be treated with the utmost care. The skull, or cranium, contains one of the main components of the Central Nervous System – the brain. The brain controls most things that happen in the body, and any damage to it could be fatal. Concussion Concussion is one of the most common types of […]

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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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