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Does Your Child’s School Nurse Know the Signs of a Brain Injury?

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries affect thousands of school-aged children each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). School teachers, administrators, and nurses should also be aware of the signs of concussion so that students can be properly treated after a head injury.

A concussion may occur due to a blow on the head and its symptoms vary. They include both symptoms an adult might observe and symptoms reported by the child.

Concussion Symptoms a School Nurse or Other Adult Might Observe

  • The student seems dazed, stunned, or confused about basic information, like the date.
  • The student has trouble answering questions or repeats questions.
  • The student can’t remember what happened before or after the blow to the head.
  • The student loses consciousness.

Concussion Symptoms a Student Might Complain Of

  • Headache or pressure in the head;
  • Dizziness or nausea;
  • Sensitivity to light or noise;
  • Numbness or tingling in various parts of the body; or
  • Blurred or double vision.

If an adult notices or a student complains of any of these symptoms after a blow to the head, it’s important to have the student evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. It’s also important to remember that concussions aren’t limited to students who participate in sports or activities on the playground. Any fall or other accident that causes a blow to the head can result in a concussion.

If your child has suffered a concussion or other traumatic brain injury in New Hampshire, the experienced NH brain injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help you piece together what happened and hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. For a free consultation by phone, call us today at 1-603-624-3700 for a free and confidential telephone consultation.