Does Your Child’s School Nurse Know the Signs of a Brain Injury?

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries affect thousands of school-aged children each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). School teachers, administrators, and nurses should also be aware of the signs of a concussion so that students can be properly treated after a head injury.

A concussion may occur due to a blow on the head and its symptoms vary. They include both symptoms an adult might observe and symptoms reported by the child.

Concussion Symptoms a School Nurse or Other Adult Might Observe:

  • The student seems dazed, stunned, or confused about basic information, like the date.
  • The student has trouble answering questions or repeating questions.
  • The student can’t remember what happened before or after the blow to the head.
  • The student loses consciousness.

Concussion Symptoms a Student Might Complain Of:

  • Headache or pressure in the head;
  • Dizziness or nausea;
  • Sensitivity to light or noise;
  • Numbness or tingling in various parts of the body; or
  • Blurred or double vision.

If an adult notices or a student complains of any of these symptoms after a blow to the head, it’s important to have the student evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. It’s also important to remember that concussions aren’t limited to students who participate in sports or activities on the playground. Any fall or other accident that causes a blow to the head can result in a concussion.

If your child has suffered a concussion or other traumatic brain injury in New Hampshire, the experienced NH brain injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help you piece together what happened and hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. For a free consultation by phone, call us today at (888) 332-5855 for a free and confidential telephone consultation.

Related Posts
  • Winter Slip and Falls in New Hampshire Read More
  • Concussions–Frequently Asked Questions in New Hampshire Read More
  • Who is Responsible if I’m Hit by a School Bus? Read More
Why Choose Tenn And Tenn Let Our Family Help Your Family
  • A Family Firm

    We are a family committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

  • Statewide Service
    We work hard to obtain the best results possible for clients throughout New Hampshire.
  • Trial-Tested Attorneys
    Our lawyers are experienced courtroom advocates who are ready to take your case to trial to obtain justice.
Free Injury Consultations Available Contact Us Today

Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our award-winning legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (888) 332-5855.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

Please do not include any confidential or sensitive information in a contact form, text message, or voicemail. The contact form sends information by non-encrypted email, which is not secure. Submitting a contact form, sending a text message, making a phone call, or leaving a voicemail does not create an attorney-client relationship.