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First Aid - Bumped Head Advice

If your child has sustained a head injury at school you will receive a call home and an accident report slip will be sent home with your child.

Your child will be monitored at school up to the time of them going home. 

 

Once home if any of these symptoms are present, particularly loss of consciousness (even for a short period of time) you should call an ambulance (999/112) or NHS direct on 111 /0845 4647

  • Lasting headache that gets worse or is still present over six hours after the injury;
  • Extreme difficulty in staying awake, or still being sleepy several hours after the injury. It is fine to let children go to sleep after a slight bump to the head, but you should check on them regularly and make sure you are able to wake them.
  • Nausea and vomiting several hours after the injury;
  • Unconsciousness or coma;
  • Unequal pupil size;
  • Confusion, feeling lost or dizzy, or difficulty making sense when talking;
  • Pale yellow fluid or watery blood, coming from the ears or nose (this suggests a skull fracture);
  • Bleeding from the scalp that cannot be quickly stopped;
  • Not being able to use part of the body, such as weakness in an arm or leg;
  • Difficulty seeing or double vision;
  • Slurred speech; and
  • Having a seizure or fit.

 


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