Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Although paramedics are trained in the recognition and management of traumatic brain injuries, the management of the patient with a concussion is a clinical presentation that may not be addressed in sufficient detail within paramedic education, and paramedics may be unaware of the latest evidence-based concussion treatment guidelines and recommendations. While life-support measures are rarely required in concussion injuries, it would be prudent for paramedics to familiarize themselves with this evolving area of concern in medicine. This brief overview aims to address these potential issues.

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