Concussion


Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head, or by striking the head on another object. It may result in loss of consciousness or confusion, but the effects usually resolve in a few hours or days. This video explains what happens during a concussion, how it should be treated, and what preventive steps to take.

Medical Reviewer: Turley, Raymond Kent, BSN, MSN, RN
Medical Reviewer: Watson, L Renee, MSN, RN

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