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Parents or teachers should not be punished by slaping students. Why? This is dangerous if there is a head injury.
We all afraid when we hear the phrase “head injury” because we are convinced and believe that head injuries are a fatal state. How many of us actually know how to identify this condition for the avoidance of the deadly substance? As long as I was in the nervous system (neuro) for the last 3 years, I found many members of our community who still did not know that if immediate action was taken, the patient could be saved.
Let us understand the anatomy or the basic position of our brain. The brain is in the skull – like a tightly closed box. There is one layer of thin membranes between the brain and the skull. The brain itself floats in a cerebrospinal fluid reservoir that evaporates it and absorbs a burst to a certain extent. Injuries can still occur if the shock is too strong.
The two main points to remember are:
- Not all trauma causes head injuries.
- Not all patients suffering from head injuries are unconscious.
Furthermore from severe head injury (traumatic), most patients will faint for a period of time and most of them will be fully aware afterwards. Some patients will experience amnesia or lose temporary or permanent memory, involving events that occur before or after injury or trauma.
The volume in the skull is fixed and referred to as intracranial volume (intra: in, cranium: skull) and this volume increases after brain injury, and results in unconsciousness. If injuries persist, they will die. Unlike other limbs, the brain will not heal or recover or regenerate as normal and structural damage to the brain is a permanent damage.
Recognizing the symptoms of increased intracranial pressure is important for early detection of brain injuries. These symptoms include:
- Weak whole body
- Feel restless
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- Vomited repeatedly
- Sawan or ‘pull’
- Blurred vision
Prolonged abrasion (most people will be back in 10 minutes)
Infant symptoms: difficult to eat, less active, easy to breathe and cries that do not stop
At times, the patient may regain consciousness after fainting some time and then return or fall. This period is defined as “conscious interval”. The interval is a golden period to find the above symptoms and it can last for 6 to 8 hours and avoid death. After the doctor comes to check on the fallen or traumatic patient, we often find things to be observed in the event of a brain injury. This is called “Head Injury Advise” or “Advice on Head Injury” and is mostly concerned with precautionary measures.
The important thing to be told here is the ability to identify the symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. If there is a symptom, then be referred to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. Usually the brain surgeon will be notified and further imaging will be performed, for example Computed Tomography (CT) or CT Scan scan to determine further treatment. Therefore, with the knowledge and knowledge in early detection of head injuries, it can help health and medicine prevent death.