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What are all the signs and symptoms of an internal injury?
Signs of an internal injury: 1. Localised swelling 2. Discolouration of the skin Symptoms of an internal injury: 1. Localised pain 2. The patient will protect and guard the injury site Other signs include: 1. The patient with blood coming out the ears and nose - Head Injury 2. The patient that coughs up blood - Thoracic Injury 3. The patient with blood in their stool - Abdominal Injury
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That's just it, you can't see inside them with you're special X-Ray vision. The only way to check of internal injuries is through * bruising (pooling of blood internally), * b…ulging of any portion of the body containing internal organs, * pulsating masses, * pain either through palpation (or the patient may be able to tell you right off the bat that they are in pain) * MOI (mechanism of injury) What caused their injuries? * not being able to breathe or take in adequate breaths * signs of shock You can assess the patient to come to a conclusion that they possibly have internal injuries, but you will never know that for sure. The only way to find out if they truly have internal injuries is to get them to a hospital ASAP and let them use their technology and procedures to determine that. EMS can save the lives, hospitals (Definitive Care) keeps them alive.
Look for and assess the following:Obvious signs of trauma to the head.Unconsciousness.DizzinessDisorientation and fatigueretrograde amnesiaanxietyparalysis or lack of coordina…tionunequal pupilsSlow or no pupillary responseShockHeadachesnausea and vomiting
Simple contusions, bruises and the like cause: * Pain, local at the wound site, and sometimes a headache. * Symptoms of whiplash, as the back, notably the cervica…l spine, usually takes a hit. * A bump or bruise is to be expected. Symptoms of a concussion include: * Some, none or all of the above plus.... * Unconsicousness, either at the time of the injury, later, or both. * Nausea * Vomiting * Blurred vision * Unequal dialtion of pupils * Short term memory impairment. * Increased confusions ("where am I?") * Perserveration (repeating the same question over and over). * Dizziness or vertigo * Tinnitus or ringing in the ears Note that any combination of these signs indicates the need for a professional assessment. Symptoms of a Skull Fracture include: * Some, none or All of the above plus... * Visible breakage of the skull, or visibility of structures beneath the skull * Bleeding or leaking of a clear liquid from the ears, eyes, nose, or at the injury location. * Depressions in the skull at or near point of impact, or opposite the point of impact (contre coup injuries) Any suspicion of skull fracture needs to be transported to the ER at once.
A scalp injury is going to bleed like a river, only red. The scalp has lots of blood being pumped there (helps keep the hair alive), so when a person cuts the scalp he/s…he does 2 things: Go to the hospital immediately then throw the shirt away.
No two brain injuries are exactly the same, which means that the effects of brain injuries vary greatly from person to person. If you suspect traumatic brain injur…y or acquired brain injury, it's important to contact the injured person's physician or go to the emergency room immediately. In emergency situations, dial 911. Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury * Loss of consciousness * Dilated pupils, or pupils of uneven size * Spinal fluid coming out of the ears or nose * Vision issues, such as blurred vision, double vision, light sensitivity, inability to move eyes, or blindness * Balance problems * Dizziness * Respiratory failure, or problems breathing * Slow pulse, and slow breathing rate, with an increase in blood pressure * Inability or difficulty moving body part * Vomiting * Inability to respond to others, not alert * Sluggish, sleepy, or easily fatigued * Headache * Confusion, or difficulty with thinking skills such as memory and judgment * Poor attention span * Difficulty processing thoughts, or slowed processing speed * Ringing in the ears, or difficulty hearing * Odd emotional responses, such as increased irritability and frustration, inappropriate anger, laughing, or crying * Difficulty speaking or swallowing * Numbness or tingling in body parts * Bladder and bowel control problems Symptoms of Acquired Brain Injury Unlike a traumatic brain injury, an acquired brain injury occurs on a cellular level within the brain, which means that instead of one area of the brain being affected-such as the one that governs speech or movement-cells throughout the entire brain are affected. Despite the difference in the type of injury, signs and symptoms of an acquired brain injury are strikingly similar to those of a traumatic brain injury. However, some signs or symptoms are experienced more frequently or are more pronounced in people with acquired brain injuries. In particular, these are: * Cognitive impairment when it comes to thinking skills, memory skills in particular * Longer time spent in a coma or vegetative state * More pronounced behavioral issues such as anger, hostility, combativeness, depression, restlessness, and psychosis * Muscle movement issues If a person experiences the above signs or symptoms following a blow to the head or after experiencing one of the major causes of acquired brain injury, such as airway obstruction, electrical shock or lightning strike, vascular disruption, infectious disease, or toxic exposure to poisonous chemicals or gases, a physician should be seen immediately.
Sometimes people get sleepy after the injury
Symptoms of concussion include drowsyness and vomiting, headache and fainting. Symptoms of a spinal cord injury include numbness of the body, pins and needles, weaknes…s or loss of function in the limbs, reduced respiratory capacity and vomiting.
Sign: Is something that you can see (for example, dilated pupils or bleeding). Symptom: Something a person feels (for example: nausea or headache). Note: I assume you …means signs and symptoms in first aid terms so that is why I gave those answers lol.
Swelling, bruising, localised pain - the patient will protect and guard the area. The affected area will swell, discolour, and have localised pain - the patient will …protect and guard the area. The patient will go into shock - pale and wet skin, rapid shallow respiration's, and rapid pulse and may vomit as well.
External Injuries- Injuries that happen on the outside of your body/on your skin, eg Cuts, Bruises.
Typically, people infected with dengue virus are asymptomatic (80%) or only have mild symptoms such as an uncomplicated fever.
If someone got a nerve injury, there are a lot of symptoms one could go through. Once of these symptoms are Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
In First Aid
Pale or unperfused conjunctivaCyanosisRigid, distended or acute abdomenNauseaBlood in stool -- black tarry stool (GI bleeds)Vomiting blood -- "coffee grounds" (GI bleeds)Hypo-…tensionLow blood O2 saturation.ThirstSyncopeHypovolemiaCardiac arrhythmiaSlowed responseLoss of acuityAtelectasis (chest bleeds)Cardiac Tamponade (chest bleeds) Note that many of these symptoms apply to hypovolemia in any form.
You will lose function of hands and legs depending on location of injury to the spinal cord.You may loose control of bowel and bladder.
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.Paralysis and loss of sensation.deep venous thrombosis.pressure ulcers.spasticity and contracture.heterotopic ossification.autonomic dysreflexia.loss of bladder and bowel con…trol.sexual dysfunction.