This podcast mentions a recent BMJ article which can be found here which looked in particular at how reliable the presence of vomiting in children following a head injury is.
Our episode on Adult Head Injury can be found here.
The charity HeadWay has a great leaflet on concussion which can be found here.
Head injuries in children and young people is common with 35,000 presenting to Emergency Departments a year in the UK.
5% of those patients will have a intracranial complication due that head injury.
And of those 35,000 patients only 1% will actually have a clinically important brain injury…which is why we need the guidelines discussed in this podcast to make sure we don’t over-scan!
Here is the #TakeVisually infographic for this episode: