If your child experiences a head injury at school or home, the nurse or health assistant will assess him/her. You will be contacted if it is more than a minor bump. Head injury information forms are sent home with your child which outline symptoms which are of concern.
Notify the doctor if your child:
-complains of a headache that continues or seems to be in the same place
-feels sick to his stomach or throws up
-Pupils are unequal
-is dizzy or has difficulty walking
-has twitching movements of the body or convulsions
-does not seem to respond or act as he/she usually does
-goes to sleep at an unusual time and is hard to arouse, or incoherent when aroused.
Acetaminophen (tylenol) is never given at school to a child who has received a head injury unless a doctor orders it after the child has been seen. It might mask increasing pain which would be important to recognize and investigate.