Posted: June 26th, 2017
A 10 year old who has sustained a head injury is brought to the emergency department by his mother. A diagnosis of a mild concussion is made. At the time of discharge, nurse Ron should instruct the mother to:
A. Withhold food and fluids for 24 hours.
B. Allow him to play outdoors with his friends.
C. Arrange for a follow up visit with the child’s primary care provider in one week.
C. Check for any change in responsiveness every two hours until the follow-up visit.
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