Concussion Education

Concussion Education 1March

Be Alert to the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

Not all wounds are visible & brain injuries do not discriminate.

What is a Concussion: A Concussion is a brain injury caused when the force from a blow to the head, sudden deceleration, or other impact to the body travels to the head. When the force of the body causes the brain to move around in the skull can cause a concussion.

Concussion Symptoms:

    • Headache or feeling of pressure in the head
    • Temporary loss of consciousness
    • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
    • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
    • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
    • Ringing in the ears
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Slurred Speech
    • Delayed responses to questions
    • Appearing Dazed
    • Fatigue

    When to seek Immediate Medical Attention

    • Seek Medical Attention Early: Individuals on Blood Thinners who hit their head should have a heightened awareness for signs and symptoms of a head injury.
    • Be SURE to share the information with family or a friend so they can be aware of signs and symptoms of a head injury.
    • If possible, you need to stay with a family member or a friend. If you are unable, have someone check in on your condition regularly as a head bleed can progress to the point of unresponsiveness and can be fatal..

    SIGNS IN ADULTS

    • Drowsiness
    • Different sized pupils
    • Temporary loss of consciousness
    • Convulsions or seizures
    • Trouble Recognizing people or places
    • Confusion, restlessness, or agitation
    • Unusual behavior
    • Loss of Consciousness for extended period of time

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