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    First Aid Guide – Cerebral compression

    First Aid Guide – Cerebral compression

    Cerebral compression is compression of the brain – a serious condition which can be life-threatening and usually requires surgery. A build-up of pressure on the brain can be caused by injured brain tissues swelling or by blood accumulating in the skull. Cerebral compression is usually caused by head injury and can sometimes develop straight away, although it could appear hours or even days later. It can also be caused by infection, stroke or a brain tumour. You should always try to find out if the casualty has recently suffered a head injury.

    They may have:

    • Intense headache
    • Drowsiness followed by a loss of consciousness
    • Speech problems
    • Unequal dilation in pupils
    • Weakness or paralysis
    • Changes in behaviour and personality such as being disorientated or irritable

    You should dial 999 to take them to hospital immediately. Conscious patients should be supported and kept in a comfortable position. You should monitor and record their breathing, pulse and level of response, whilst reassuring them. If they are unconscious, you should use the jaw thrust method to open their airway and check their breathing using a primary survey – you may need to administer CPR.

    Have you suffered from cerebral compression?

    Cerebral compression can be a life-threatening form of head injury, so it is vital that an ambulance reaches you as soon as possible. If this does not happen in time or if you are left alone, you may drift into unconsciousness and could suffer brain damage or worse. If you feel that negligence by someone else has left you or someone you care about injured, you could consider making a claim for compensation. Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to see whether you could be eligible.

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    Date Published: September 24, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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