Head Bump? Here's Signs You Need ER Care

March 27, 2022


Knowing the signs of brain injury and when to seek emergency care could save a life, an expert says.

"The brain is the body's command center," said Dr. Gillian Schmitz, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "One of the smartest ways to protect it is to be able to spot the signs of a brain injury and to go to the closest emergency department when you need medical attention."

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that disrupts brain function. The most common type is a concussion, which can be caused by a fall, sports injury, traffic accident or an incident at home.

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