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Head Injuries: The First Hour

Synopsis
A couple involved in a car crash both received head injuries. One is unconscious; the other is confused. Part 1 shows how they are treated at the roadside and then in the hospital accident and emergency department. Paret 2 deals with the treatment priorities, adverse factors affecting brain injury, the difference between intacranial and extracranial cause of deterioration, and the need for continued careful observation of the patient. The key message: if the conscious level falls, the brain is in trouble.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 27 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £100.00 (inclusive)
Documentation
Accompanying handbook.
Uses
Medical and nursing staff in accident & emergency and neurosurgical departments; anaesthetic staff; ambulance staff.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
brain; emergency medical treatment; head injuries

Credits

Director
Peter Phillips
Producer
Peter Phillips
Contributor
Peter Lees; Roger Sleet; Tim O’Riordan

Sponsor

Name

Automobile Association

Name

Lloyds

Name

Lloyds Brokers

Name

Wessex Neurological Centre

Distributor

Name

University of Southampton

Web
http://www.iss.soton.ac.uk/e.media/Frames/main1_frameset.html External site opens in new window
Phone
023 8059 2330
Fax
023 5980 3005
Address
Media Services
31 University Road
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
Name

University of Southampton, Computing Services, e.media

Email
e.media@soton.ac.uk
Web
http://www.iss.soton.ac.uk/e.media/Frames/main1_frameset.html External site opens in new window
Phone
023 8059 2330
Fax
023 8059 3005
Address
Building 2
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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