Children and adults who suffer a head injury should be taken straight to a hospital with resuscitation facilities to avoid potentially serious complications, including disability or death, says NICE.
In an update to existing guidelines, NICE stresses the importance of early detection and prompt treatment for head injuries. Patients who have suffered a head injury but also begin to show particular signs that the injury may be serious or potentially life-threatening, such as seizures, fracture skull or loss of consciousness, should be given a CT brain scan within one hour.
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An interactive safety resource for primary school children in Scotland, called Go Safe Scotland, has been launched in Glasgow. This resource will help to deliver key safety messages and support the aims of the Curriculum for Excellence. Many partners have been involved throughout the creation of the resource and RoSPA in Scotland is pleased to be involved with this great initiative.
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Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the UK’s leading accident prevention charity, and Sportscover, established in 1986 as a worldwide specialist sports and leisure insurer, will collaborate on safety campaigns, policy and industry initiatives. A key focus will be on identifying emerging risks leading to injuries and accidents in the sector to create a better understanding of what is at the root of these problems and how to tackle them.
Countries Covered: Switzerland
The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu) conducted a snow sports safety campaign from 2007—2010 with the slogan “1000 Accidents a Day”. The major aim of the campaign was to promote helmet wearing among skiers and snowboarders. The campaign was particularly targeted at novice snow sport men and women aged 18-25 years. The evaluation confirmed that the campaign concept had a strong impact and succeeded in reaching the target groups and achieving acceptance of the main campaign message.
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