What Is Physical Trauma?
Injuries in Schools eTraining Slide 3
Since falls which lead to head injuries are of greatest concern, our concentration will be on head trauma, what it is and how to prevent it.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury
- Disrupts the normal function of the brain
- “Mild” (a brief change in mental status or consciousness)
- “Severe” (an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury).