Injury Prevention

Head Injuries

Call the ambulance immediately if victim is:

  1. Unconscious.
  2. Seizing.
  3. Unable to move body parts.
  4. Has blood or fluid coming from the nose or ears.

Seek medical attention if victim is:

  1. 12 months old or younger.
  2. Complaining of severe or persistent headache.
  3. Drowsy.
  4. Persistently vomiting (three times or more).
  5. Slurring speech.
  6. Experiencing difficulty walking or imbalance.
  7. Having vision problems.

If none of the above symptoms is present, the victim will need to be awoken every one to two hours that night. Make sure person can recognize you and the surroundings.

Last Update
May 23, 2008
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Last Update
May 23, 2008