(a) Iced drinks.
(b) Cold wind.
Swimming in cold water.
Administer drug therapy, as ordered.
(a) Tegretol or Dilantin--relieves and prevents pain in some patients.
(b) Serum blood levels of drug are monitored in long term use.
(3) Surgical procedures to sever the affected nerve provide optimum pain
relief with minimum impairment.
Instruct patient in methods to prevent environmental stimulation of pain.
(a) Eat foods that are easily chewed and are served at room
Avoids drafts and breezes.
Section VIII. HEAD AND SPINE INJURIES
2-39. HEAD INJURIES
a. Direct and Indirect Head Injuries. Head injuries are generally categorized
as direct and indirect.
Direct injuries result from a direct blow to the head.
Indirect injuries result from the brain being jarred against the interior of
(3) Coup-contrecoup. This phenomenon is a combination of direct and
indirect injury. A direct blow to one side of the skull causes the brain to be jarred inside
the skull, causing an indirect injury on the side opposite the direct blow.
b. Brain Damage. Brain damage resulting from a head injury is dependent
The force of impact.
The type of impact.
The location of impact.