EMR Training | CNS Trauma | Chapter EMR-R09
EMR Training | CNS Trauma| Chapter EMR-R09 begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore in-depth the following topics
- Nervous System
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Evaluation and Management of Head Injuries, and
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Excerpts from CNS Trauma
Once a patient is suspected of having a concussion while assessing, look for the red flags, that include:
- Neck pain or tenderness.
- Double vision.
- Loss of consciousness.
- Weakness or tingling sensation in arms and legs.
- Severe or increasing headache.
- Restlessness or agitation.
Next, make a note of the observable signs such as difficulty in balancing and gait, blank look, confusion, and facial injury.
Then, ask a few simple memory questions followed by an evaluation on the Glasgow Coma Scale if needed.
Finally, if a patient is fully conscious, consider a cervical spine assessment. Never do it when a patient is not lucid or not fully conscious.
Based on the outcome, decide if the patient needs emergency transportation.