How to Help Head Injuries

How to Help Head Injuries

The back to school season will often greatly increase the number of injuries, and emergency room visits children can have. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is always a possible risk for individuals which take an impact to their head. Our staff at Frontline Richmond ER focus on providing families with high-quality care while educating them on practical preparedness. Continue reading on to learn more about head injuries, what you should look for, and how you should react.

When Should You Be Worried

Even if the head injury does not seem to be severe, it can still cause a TBI. Look for the following symptoms if are around someone who has fallen, was hit, or injured their head:

  • Loss of consciousness or fainting
  • Severe headache that will not go away
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Memory problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Seizures

If they are experiencing any of these issues, then it is important to get professional medical help right away. It can take up to a couple days for these issues to surface for some individuals.

How Should You React

In a panicked moment, it can be hard to figure out what the best solution is. This is why it is important to educate yourself prior to a possible situation. Below are practical steps you can take if an individual near you has the possibility of acquiring a TBI:

  • Get the individual off their feet.
  • Check if they need water. If they do not want food or water, then this is vital to considering their situation.
  • Ask simple questions to evaluate their condition.
  • Seek medical help if you notice immediate symptoms of a TBI or heavy bruising and bleeding.

We receive many head injuries in the ER that often occur when people least expect them too. You can never be too prepared when it comes to the health of you and those close to you. Contact our Richmond emergency Care clinic if you are in need of immediate help or assistance due to an injury or event. We are eager to provide help to the community!