Almost all children will bump their heads, especially when they are babies or toddlers and are just learning to roll over, crawl or walk. And as they get older, their risk of getting a head injury from falls off of things like bicycles or playground equipment increases. And then as they get even older yet, their risk of head injury from sports-related activities is a concern of many parents.
Dr. Brian Pauley, the Medical Director in the Emergency Services Dept. at St. Joseph’s Hospital, tells us more about head injuries--such as what we should do and what we should look for if our child gets a head injury and how we would know if it's serious enough to necessitate an immediate trip to the ER. He also explains what we should do or be on the look-out for during the first 24 hours if our child has NOT lost consciousness and is alert and otherwise acting normally. And finally, Dr. Pauley tells us what we can do to help prevent head injuries.
Watch the video to learn more!