Loss of consciousness, however brief
Blood or clear fluid coming from ears, eyes or nose
Confusion, aggressive, angry or violent
Bruising around eyes or ears
Obtain the history, what has happened? If you suspect a head injury, call 111. Control any bleeding.
Minimise movement and stabilise in the position found. Maintain the person’s airway.
Consider the possibility of other injuries, especially life threatening ones. Treat for Shock.
No driving for 24 hours and no alcohol for 48 hours following injury.
Tomorrow we will continue with the quiz. Have a go, see if you get the right answer ????…..
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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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