Barbara Cross, PhD, APRN-BC, Author at Clinical Advisor

Barbara Cross, PhD, APRN-BC

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Testing for closed head injury

Explaining loss of consciousness

When interviewing parents and adolescents about sports participation, it is important to get a thorough history of possible concussive events. Many parents will report, “Oh, he/she hit her head but didn’t black out. It’s important to educate them to the signs of concussion: loss of consciousness (LOC); alteration of consciousness (AOC), including dizziness, seeing stars,…

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