Head Injury

  • Created by: gigiAshEN
  • Created on: 27-04-21 13:52

Head Injury (serious head injury)

Damage to the brain, scalp or skull and external bleeding may be present 

Injuries to the head can cause unconsioucness, which can dangerously comprimise the airway

Types of head injury and potential causes

Concussion - When the brain is shaken and hits againest the inside of the skull, This can happen from a fall or blow to the head. Concussion can cause unconsiousness for a short period of time.

Compression - Swelling or bleeding in the skull that puts pressure onto the brain. This can occur from an injury, a ruptured blood vessel, a tumour or an infection (meningitis). 

Fractured skull - Damage to the skull mayy cuase bleeding within the skull causing compression. The broken bone may damage the brain or 'brain shaking' may…


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