Although electrocardiography (ECG) on a patient with a head injury may not appear immediately pertinent, it is crucial for the overall assessment and management of these cases. Why an ECG is crucial for people with head injuries is as follows:
Rule out Cardiac Causes: If a head injury is severe or is coupled with chest trauma, it may occasionally result in cardiac problems, such as arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms). An ECG aids in eliminating any potential heart issues that may be causing the patient's symptoms.
Recognize Stress-Related Changes: Severe head trauma can result in physiological stress reactions that may have an impact on the heart. An ECG can detect these stress-related alterations, and being aware of them is essential for the patient's overall care.
Check for the vasovagal response. Some people who have had a head injury may have the vasovagal response, which causes a sharp drop in heart rate and blood pressure. It's crucial to recognize and control this response as soon as possible because it can cause syncope (fainting) and additional harm.
Medication and sedative: For pain management, imaging, or other interventions, patients with head injuries may occasionally need medication or sedative. ECG monitoring is crucial to ensure the patient's safety because these medications have the potential to influence the heart's electrical activity.
Assess Oxygenation: Serious head traumas can impair the brain's ability to get oxygen, which may have a knock-on effect on the heart. An ECG can be used to assess the patient's overall level of circulation and oxygenation.
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If u have been angry or very stressed out lately that's what it is probably from. u should probably see a doctor and get a prescritption just to see if its not too serious! I'm not sure, but, It has happened to me. One on my forehead, then my index finger, now the back of my head......Stress may be a factor, but, I'm heading to the doc tomorrow...
no, but many are starting. as of 2010, about 10 % wear them, but I guess in 5-10 years almost all will be. These helmets aren't fully concussion proof though, but they do help.
Concussion can cause several things to happen, screw up vision (blacking out), ringing ears (brain impact inside the skull, increase blood pressure), slurred speech, weird smells.
Shock is a killer in serious injuries such as this.
Open head injuries are a big problem because they bleed a lot. How do you stop the bleeding? You can't use direct pressure or pressure points or put a tourniquet around the neck. So you have to keep adding layers of packing and hope a clot will form.
Then you have to attend to basic life support - keeping the airway clear, observing how the patient is breathing, and assisting with respiration if it is necessary. The patient will need an IV to start replacing fluids and to counteract shock.
Those are the immediate priorities, although many more will become necessary as the patient's condition changes. Patients with open head injuries are usually treated in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit.
It depends on how bad the injury, fall, or incident happened.
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I have had numbness on top of my head and also it feels like I have something around my head like a headband. Also my eyes have been real sore, this has been going on for about two weeks now? what can it be? Mirna
Try to sit on a soft chair. Make sure you are quite comfortable. Make sure you have a monkey helper (literally, a monkey that will help you) that is fully stocked with grenades (feces). Now, start to image a beautiful place. Lean back. Give the monkey the cue. Have the monkey helped throw the grenade at the wall in front of you. Upon explosion. Smack yourself in the face. It will then reverberate through your head. You head has now been hit.
Call 911, do not move the victim, do bot try to pull the metal out, and do not shake the victim in a an attempt to awaken him or her.
depends on the hit if it was a big hit it can hurt for a long time some hits can even cause eternal pain
When your doctor says it is OK. Not before.
severe; immediate medical attention
There may be some bleeding, especially if you slid along it as you fell. There will also probably be bruising. You might feel dizzy, and will probably have a headache for a while. Most importantly, you could get a concussion. This depends on how hard you struck it. If you were very dehydrated at the time, there might be a greater risk of this, as well. If you continue to have symptoms for more than a day or two, you might want to get yourself checked out. You could also have someone do a eye response test. As they slowly bring the flashlight beam closer to your eye (do one at a time) the pupils of the eye should constrict (seem to shrink). If they remain the same or enlarge, then there was brain damage. This is helpful to let you know you do have a problem, but don't assume that if you passed the test that you do not have a problem. There is a helpful guide here you might be interested in: http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-a-Person-Has-a-Concussion
Shock victims should be wrapped snugly and kept warm. It is best to move ther person as little as possible to make sure that you do not cause further damage. Compress any open wounds, and get real medical care as quickly as possible.
Some symptoms include: Cracked Head, blood, hurt hurt, death, super strength, no judgment..
Where on your head has it cracked?
Blunt force is cause by something that is not sharp. It could be a rock, windshield of a car, the road itself. Trauma is the damage cause by either this or a sharp instrument.