Guide to First Aid Head Injury Assessment

Guide to First Aid Head Injury Assessment

Guide to First Aid Head Injury Assessment

Head injuries do not just occur in serious accidents like car collisions, but also in wholesome activities such as sports. Football injuries, for instance, are commonly taking place in soccer events. Our guide to First Aid head injury assessment will help.

Even when you are in the middle of your nature trekking, if you slip and missed a step, a fall to the head, could be disastrous. Construction workers, engineers and contractors are even required to wear helmets when inside a construction or mining site. The very lesson of avoiding head injuries is to always know the risk and follow the rules.

Like playing baseball, soccer, football or basketball, when it is required to wear, protective gears, helmets, knee caps and wrist pads, you definitely have to abide by the rules. And as the statement goes, prevention is still better than cure. But what if you are a first aid personnel and you are stuck in a head injury situation. The head is one of the most delicate parts of the body. How will you be able to handle the situation? Here is your guide to first aid head injury assessment.

Rescuers are trained individuals in providing first aid treatment to your persons experiencing pain, cuts and injuries either made accidentally or intentionally. It is always difficult to be an expert at everything, so as a guide to first aid head injury make sure to asses the possible risks that come with the activity.

For instance, if you are assigned as the medical attendant to a group of people engaging in a nature trip, you know already the hazards of trekking through the big boulders and the wilderness.

Another important aspect in first aid head injury is to equip your first aid kit with all the necessary tools and supplies. And this includes latex gloves or rubber gloves, surgical masks, powerful flashlights, pens, and white paper. The use of a surgical masks and hand gloves are very important in handling a head injury so as to prevent infection for you the rescuer and the patient.

Unfortunately, there are injuries that can’t be seen on the outside of the patient’s head. To help you with your first aid head injury evaluation, ask the patient if the headache is severe. Also ask if he feels nauseated, lacks balance, and gets visual problems. If the answers are affirmative, then head injury is definitely serious. As a final guide to first aid head injury, look for cuts or bruises on the head. Treat the external injuries immediately and rush the patient for a doctor’s attention.

The Emergency First Aid Course covers a majority of the injuries such as Head Injury Assessment. 

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