Head injury or concussion suspected?
Remove from impact-risk activities to prevent further injury.
The following are general recommendations and serve as guidelines only. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs - please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
Carefully observe injured person for the first 4 hours after injury. After 4 hours, they may be allowed to sleep.
It is OK to take Tylenol. Avoid NSAIDS (Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin, etc.) for the first 24 hours.
Take it easy and avoid activities that increase symptoms.
HYDRATION & NUTRITION
Encourage hydration and balanced nutrition.
See a medical professional before returning to impact-risk activities.
CALL 9-1-1 or GO TO HOSPITAL IF:
Unusual level of drowsiness
Sudden or progressive increase in headache
Sudden change in behavior or worsening confusion
Slurred speech or language difficulty
Numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg
Concern for skull or facial fracture