If a person looses consciousness during an accident or other injury, time is of the essence. An accident victim who loses consciousness and stops breathing is at risk of death or serious brain damage. Therefore, CPR or other breathing assistance should be given immediately and they should receive urgent medical attention. Always be sure to let medical personnel know that the victim has been unconscious. Losing consciousness can be an indication of a serious head trauma or other injury. Some injuries that can lead to unconsciousness, such as a concussion, are not immediately apparent and symptoms can develop well after the event. The symptoms of an internal head injury can include nausea, lack of concentration, loss of control over movement or other bodily functions, depression, headaches, and blurred vision. An accident victim who has been unconscious for any length of time should be thoroughly examined by a physician as soon as possible.
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