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).


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