When a service member is involved in a potentially concussion?

When a service member is involved in a potentially concussion?

Service members must receive a minimum of 24 hours of rest or downtime after a potentially concussive event, even if they are not diagnosed with a concussion. Service members should not engage in other activities that place them at risk for concussion (such as sports, combative training, etc.).

How do you care for someone with a concussion?


  1. Rest is the best treatment for post-concussion syndrome.
  2. Do not drive if you have taken a prescription pain medicine.
  3. Rest in a quiet, dark room until your headache is gone.
  4. Put a cold, moist cloth or cold pack on the painful area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
  5. Have someone gently massage your neck and shoulders.

What are concussion protocols?

A concussion protocol is an organization’s set of policies, tools, and assessments for caring for a concussion. It outlines how the concussion care team prepares for and responds to this injury.

Which of the following are signs that a person may have sustained a concussion select all that apply?

Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision. Bothered by light or noise. Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy. Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.

Which of the following are associated with sustaining multiple concussions?

The risks of sustaining multiple concussions are serious. Research has shown that people who have multiple concussions are at an increased risk of long-term impairment, such as forgetfulness, “foggy” thinking, difficulty concentrating, balance issues, difficulty focusing and trouble with eyesight.

How would you support a client with acquired brain injury?

Ask your friend whether they would like you to explain that they have had a brain injury to others when you are out. Try to set a particular day and time for activities you do together on a regular basis, as this can be helpful if your friend has memory problems or difficulties with organising and planning.

Why should we care about concussions?

If someone suffers enough concussions, the nerves may never fully heal. People who get concussions over and over again can develop a disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy which causes the brain to break down, leading to memory loss, depression, and even dementia.

Why is it important to follow concussion protocols?

Neglecting to take proper precautions and measures to best protect your head can result in short-term effects, just as headache, dizziness and mood changes. Long-term, more serious effects, include memory problems, difficulty concentrating, depression and problems with impulse control.

How can you protect your brain from injury?

You Can Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

  1. Buckle Up Every Ride – Wear a seat belt every time you drive – or ride – in a motor vehicle.
  2. Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  3. Wear a helmet, or appropriate headgear, when you or your children:
  4. Prevent Older Adult Falls.

How can you help prevent concussions?

To reduce the risk of concussions:

  1. Always wear seatbelts in the car and buckle children in safety seats.
  2. Wear a helmet that fits when biking, riding a motorcycle, skating, skiing, horseback riding, or playing contact sports.
  3. Prevent falls on stairs by putting up handrails.

Which of the following interventions may be used to help reduce intracranial pressure?

Interventions to lower or stabilize ICP include elevating the head of the bed to thirty degrees, keeping the neck in a neutral position, maintaining a normal body temperature, and preventing volume overload. The patient must be stabilized before transport to radiology for brain imaging.

What would happen if an athlete receives multiple concussions?

If you’re a serious athlete who has sustained multiple concussions, you may have been told you’re at a higher risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease later in life. Recent studies have shown a link between multiple sports concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a kind of dementia.

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