Safety At Home

First Aid


Symptoms may include:

  • any loss of consciousness
  • dizziness and nausea
  • blurred vision
  • vomiting within a few hours after a head injury
  • persistent significant headache
  • onset of seizures.

The patient may:

  • be dazed and confused
  • have a loss of memory
  • show altered or abnormal responses to commands
  • have poor balance
  • drowsiness
  • have wounds to the scalp or face.
[st_box title=”INFO” type=”warning”]Any individual who has suffered unconsciousness or an altered state of consciousness (persisting for more than 1–2 minutes) should be seen by a first aider or paramedic and kept in a position of rest. Such victims, particularly in respect to the sporting context, should not return to the field of play on that day. The individual who has had a sports concussion should be checked by a qualified health professional to determine a plan for returning to the sport. If there is any worsening of symptoms or no improvement within 10 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention.[/st_box]


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