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What should I do if I suspect someone has had an anoxic brain injury?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If someone is losing consciousness or you suspect that they've had an anoxic brain injury, call 911 to get medical help immediately. An anoxic brain injury is a medical emergency. The underlying cause of the anoxic brain injury needs be treated, and any necessary life-support systems - such as mechanical ventilation - need to be established.

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