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Head Injury Complications Treatment Nursingcare

Head Injury Complications Treatment Nursingcare Head injury Definition,Causes of Head injury,Complications of Skull and Facial Injury,Head Injury Types,Signs and Symptoms,Medical management,Surgical Management,Nursing Management,all Information about Skull Injury Complications Treatment Nursingcare Discussed Below,

Head Injury Complications Treatment Nursingcare

Head Injury Definition:-

  • All head injuries are potentially serious direct injuries may cause scalp wounds, Brain tissue and blood vessels damage inside of the skull with skull fracture,
  • Skull injury associated with cervical spinal (Neck) injury
    A head injury is any damage or trauma to the scalp, brain or skull,Blood vessels,Muscles,Skin,
  • Skull Injury Damage to any structures of the head, Scalp as a result of trauma.

Head Causes:-

  • Road traffic accidents,
  • Sport injuries,
  • Illness and intoxication,
  • Occupational and Home injuries,
  • Mining,

Head injury types:-

  • Open injury,
  • Closed injury,
  • Concussion,
  • Compression,
  • Scalp wounds

 Head Injury Signs and symptoms:-

  • Brief loss of consciousness or partial loss of consciousness,
  • Depression,
  • Dizziness and balance problems,
  • Double or fuzzy vision,
  • Feeling sluggish or tired,
    Loss of memory,
  • Headache,
  • Sleep disturbance,
  • Trouble in concentrating and remembering,
  • Face may be pale,
  • Feeling foggy or groggy,
  • Skin may be cold and clammy,
  • Breathing may be shallow,
  • Rapid weak pulse,
  • Vomiting and nausea,
  • Upon recovering consciousness, He may remember any events following your incidence or just before,
  • If victim is unconscious persist, suspect compression,

RECOGNIZING A POTENTIALLY SERIOUS HEAD INJURY VICTIM

  • Finding out how to recognize a serious head injury give basic first aid can save someone life before medical support available,
  • For a mild to severe Skull injury, AMBULANCE SERVICES IMMEDIATELY
    Convulsions,
  • Blood pressure decreased,
  • Increasing Drowsiness, or become sleepy,
  • Worsening headache,
  • Behave abnormal, strange behaviour or loss of memory,
    Speech difficulties,
  • His pupil or Unequal size,
  • Any vomiting episodes since the injury,
  • Any visual problems,

Head Injury Medical Management:-

  • Osmotic diuretics,
  • Electrolytes,
  • Anticonvulsants,

Surgical Management:-

  • Craniotomy,

NURSING MANAGEMENT FOR SKULL FRACTURE

Yours aims:-

  • Assess the patient condition,
  • Monitor the vital,
  • Support the patient head because of the risk of Neck and spinal injury,
  • Place the patient in supine position,
  • Ensure Good Airway check for any obstruction,
  • Clean the mouth and pharynx with a cotton swab. Suction out oral secretions,
    Use orophrangeal Airway,
  • Immobilize the patient neck if Trauma or Fracture is suspected,
  • Intubate (Call Anaesthesia or Critical care specialist),
  • There is absence of gag reflex,
  • Maxillofacial injury or Orophrangeal bleeding,
  • Start IV line to maintain fluid volume and electrolyte Balance,
    Draw blood for blood grouping and typing send for cross matching and Biochemistry,
  • Administer IV fluids as for physician orders,
  • If Patient Unconsciousness,Assess & record the level of patient consciousness by the Glasgow coma scale,
  • Examine the patient whole body for associated injuries,
  • Detailed assessment of patient Head injury and facial injuries,
    Assess for scalp bruising,
  • Swelling behind of the Ear or Nose,
  • Assess for the patient loss of consciousness or amnesia at any time,
  • Assess for patient Alcoholic, epileptic, or any other medical conditions,
    Asses for skull fracture ,
  • Assess for persistent Headache and vomiting,
  • Assess for focal neurological signs,
  • Assess for absence of Responsible relative,
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