Posted: February 19th, 2018

A mild concussion : 3 Best Treatments

Arnold, a 19-year-old client with a mild concussion is discharged from the emergency department. Before discharge, he complains of a headache.

When offered acetaminophen, his mother tells the nurse the headache is severe and she would like her son to have something stronger. Which of the following responses by the nurse is appropriate?

A. “Your son had a mild concussion, acetaminophen is strong enough.”
B. “Aspirin is avoided because of the danger of Reye’s syndrome in children or young adults.”
C. “Narcotics are avoided after a head injury because they may hide a worsening condition.”
D. Stronger medications may lead to vomiting, which increases the intracranial pressure (ICP).”

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