Whenever someone receives an injury to the head, it is generally a good idea to determine whether the victim had suffered a concussion or other type to traumatic brain injury. In the old days, a person who was knocked unconscious was often shaken or administered smelling salts, and that would be all the care they received. Years of medical research has proven that this is not the safest practice.
These days, we often hear about head injury protocols being taken when someone suffers a head injury or impact. We often see if the person is oriented as to person, place, time, and date. This is known as being oriented times four to first responders and mental health professionals. It is in professional sports where we often hear that these protocols are being performed, and we have to wait see if the person suffered a concussion. Continue reading