4 doctors weighed in:

How is brain injury observation done?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Constant vigilance

The patient should be checked every two hours for the first 24 hours after the injury.
If the patient is asleep, he or she should be awakened. Seek emergency help if they are unusually sleep, confused, restless, agitated, nausea, vomitting, headache, unequal pupil size.

In brief: Constant vigilance

The patient should be checked every two hours for the first 24 hours after the injury.
If the patient is asleep, he or she should be awakened. Seek emergency help if they are unusually sleep, confused, restless, agitated, nausea, vomitting, headache, unequal pupil size.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
Thank
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: In hospital

Observation is usually done in hospital.
Vital signs, blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, temperature and level of alertness. Whe people are discharged, instructions are usually given to check the vital signs and level of alertness and responsiveness.

In brief: In hospital

Observation is usually done in hospital.
Vital signs, blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, temperature and level of alertness. Whe people are discharged, instructions are usually given to check the vital signs and level of alertness and responsiveness.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
Thank

In brief: Depends

What trauma? Where? What initial signs and findings on testing.
Mild concussion may be sent home. Serious in hospital with full monitoring and intracranial pressure measurement.

In brief: Depends

What trauma? Where? What initial signs and findings on testing.
Mild concussion may be sent home. Serious in hospital with full monitoring and intracranial pressure measurement.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors