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Head Bump Guidance

These instructions are designed for the parents or guardians of a child who has sustained a minor head injury at school today.

Our first-aiders have seen your child and considered that they were well enough to stay at school. However, as a precaution, you are advised to observe your child more closely than usual over the next 24 hours for any problems that may occur as a result of this head injury.

You are advised to watch for the following signs in particular, and seek further advice immediately if concerned.

Your child may feel sleepy as a result of their head injury. Please allow them to sleep if they wish. However, if your child is unusually drowsy and does not stir in their sleep, is difficult to wake, or does not respond normally when woken, then you should seek further medical advice.

You should also seek further advice immediately:

  • If your child's headache is not relieved by simple painkillers such as paracetamol (Calpol), or becomes increasingly severe
  • If your child continues to complain of feeling sick or vomits more than 2 or 3 times
  • If your child complains of any problems with their eyesight, especially double vision