ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences - Head Injury

 

ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences

 

 

HEAD INJURY

A person who has a head or neck injury must be kept still10until the extent of the injury has been assessed by a medical practitioner unless an emergency situation exists which immediately threatens life.

Procedure to follow:
1. Stabilise the victim's head (this also applies if the victim is unconscious).
2. If the victim is not breathing, apply artificial respiration but avoid moving the head and neck.

 

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