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  • Always call triple zero (000) for an ambulance in an emergency.
  • The presence or absence of blood isn’t a reliable indicator of the seriousness of the head injury.
  • Symptoms of serious head injury can include clear fluid leaking from the nose or ears, altered consciousness or a period of unconsciousness, skull deformities, vision changes, bruised eyes and ears, nausea and vomiting.
  • A person who has sustained a head injury may also have injured their spine.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014