d. Patient Education. Family members of patients who return home following
injury to the head should be instructed to return the patient to the hospital if any of the
following problems occur.
Fever greater than 100F.
Pulse less than 50 beats per minute.
Blurred or double vision.
Unequal pupil size.
Blood or fluid discharge from ears or nose.
(10) Inability to move extremities.
2-41. SPINAL CORD INJURIES
a. Facts about Spinal Cord Injuries.
Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
Athletic injuries (diving, hard-contact sports).
(d) Gunshot wounds, stab wounds.
(e) Industrial accidents.
Common locations of spinal cord injuries.