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Head Injury & Concussion

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Head Injury

Many head injuries are pretty minor and nothing more thanĀ a little “bump on the head”, but if the person who has suffered from a head injury shows any of these symptoms then you’ve gotta’ realize that something a little more serious is going on, and if you’re in the middle of a disaster situation where it’s difficult to get professional medical help you’ve gotta’ be even more on top of the game;

  • Severe bleeding of the head or face
  • Blood or other fluids leaking from the nose or ears
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Changes in levels of consciousness
  • Discoloration behind the ears or below the eyes (black and blue)
  • Loss in balance
  • Pupils become unequal in size
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or unable to use a leg or an arm
  • Seizures

If a head injury causes any of these symptoms then it’s really important that you keep the person completely still and quiet, possibly lying down on the ground with the head and shoulders elevated slightly. Stop any bleeding if you possibly can and be alert to possible changes in condition.

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