…..seizure, behavioural changes and a lack of coordination would all be critical indicators that immediate emergency assistance is required.
A head injury has taken place, but you are unsure about the severity of the damage occurring. If at all concerned or unsure, see medical advice immediately.
A person gets up quickly, apparently uninjured after banging their head, whether on the sports field, at a traffic incident or following a violent act, should be monitored closely. If any of the conditions in the list below are evident, then medical advice should be sought. The following is a checklist for when medical assistance should be sought urgently following a head injury occurring.
Tomorrow we will look at how to manage a person with a Head Injuries….
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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