If your child comes home with a medical wrist band

Bumped Head Wrist Band

If your child has had a bumped head today, please be assured that they have been monitored since the accident and we have not identified anything that caused concern up to the time of them going home.  However, please look out for the following symptoms and seek further medical advice if needed.

  • Lasting headache that gets worse or is still present over six hours after the injury.
  • Extreme difficulty in staying awake, or still being sleepy several hours after the injury. It is fine to let children go to sleep after a slight bump to the head, but you should check on them regularly and make sure you are able to wake them.
  • Nausea and vomiting several hours after the injury.
  • Unconsciousness or coma.
  • Unequal pupil size.
  • Confusion, feeling lost or dizzy, or difficulty making sense when talking.
  • Pale yellow fluid or watery blood, coming from the ears or nose (this suggests a skull fracture.)
  • Bleeding from the scalp that cannot be quickly stopped.
  • Not being able to use part of the body, such as weakness in an arm or leg.
  • Difficulty seeing or double vision.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Having a seizure or fit.

I had First Aid today...

If your child has had general first aid, there may be an additional note on the wrist band.  Please note that further treatment may be necessary e.g. further cleansing, re-application of dressing e.t.c.

The only way of detecting a fracture is through X-ray.  Sweating, bruising and pain are symptoms.