…..presence of concussion include the history of events leading to the incident taking place. A lack of coordination, confusion, dizziness and a headache are common indicators. These may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, tiredness and fatigue.
Health Navigator New Zealand has some great information about concussion. Click the link to learn more. Here is an extract from the above link covering some of the important points about concussion.
- “Most people with a concussion recover fully. Specific treatment is not often needed, but you need advice around what you can do, both physically and mentally.
- To help your recovery, you need rest (physical and mental) for at least 48 hours post-injury.
- It may take several hours (or even days) after an injury for some or all of the symptoms to appear.
- Symptoms of a concussion generally improve within 2 weeks post-injury; however, this may be longer in children and adolescents (under 18 years old).
- It takes time for your brain to heal. Do not return to work or sports activities until you have been cleared as safe to do so.
- If you return to activity before you have completely recovered, you are at greater risk of having a second concussion. Second or later, concussions can be very serious.
- If your symptoms get worse, or you notice new symptoms, see a doctor as soon as possible.”
Tomorrow we will start our look at Spinal 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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.