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Head Injuries

 

Scott Elton, MD practices at Cardon Children's Medical Center.

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Text:  This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Banner Health ©

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Text:    Banner Health Presents: Ask the Expert
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Image:  Dr. Scott Elton speaks on-camera throughout video.

Text:     HEAD INJURIES Scott Elton, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon - Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Text:  Concussion or other serious brain injury
                        
Audio:  “If your child suffers a head impact, it’s important to take proper steps to ensure that they do not have a concussion or serious brain injury.”

Text:  The brain can move inside the skull

Audio:  “These types of injuries can cause the brain to move within the skull resulting in a concussion…”

Text:  Concussion or temporary lose of normal brain function

Audio:  “…or a temporary loss of normal brain function. Children tend to put themselves at risk for another injury because they may not say or feel that anything is wrong after hitting their head.”

Text:  It’s important to recognize and understand signs of concussion

Audio:  “A more serious injury could occur if the brain does not heal completely, so it’s important to recognize and understand the signs of a concussion. Having a concussion does not necessarily mean that your child will pass out.”

Text:  Headaches, Feel dizzy, Nauseous

Audio:  “They may have headaches, feel dizzy, or nauseous. Other symptoms can include…”

Text:  Memory loss, Blurred vision, Difficulty with balance or coordination, Slurred speech

Audio:  “…memory loss, blurred vision, difficulty with balance, or coordination and slurred speech. Knowing how severe the concussion is will determine what to do next.”

Text:  Grade 1 Concussion: few symptoms, no loss of consciousness

Audio:  “A grade 1 concussion means your child has a few symptoms but no loss of consciousness and can usually return to their activities as soon as the symptoms go away.”

Text:  Grade 2 Concussion: no loss of consciousness , symptoms last longer than15-minutes

Audio:  “In a grade 2 concussion, there is no loss of consciousness but the symptoms last longer than 15-minutes. Your child should stop playing and should not return to physical activity for at least a week.”

Text:  Grade 3 Concussion: loses consciousness, should see a doctor immediately

Audio:  “With a type 3 concussion, the child loses consciousness and should see a doctor as soon as possible.”

Text:  Healing time factors: the child, severity of injury, types of symptoms

Audio:  “The amount of time for the healing process depends on the child, the severity of the head injury, and the types of symptoms. Returning to sports and physical activities without fully recovering from a head injury…”

Text:  Seek medical attention if you are unsure

Audio:  “…can lead to further and perhaps permanent brain damage. Always seek medical assistance if you are unsure.”

Text:  For more health information from Banner Health experts please visit www.BannerHealth.com or call Banner Health’s Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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Page Last Modified: 08/05/2013
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