Shunt malfunction

Shunts sometimes go wrong. There are various reasons why they may malfunction and need specialist medical intervention - being able to recognise the possible signs and symptoms is vital.

It's also important to make sure those around you can spot the signs, and know what action to take if you display symptoms of a potential shunt malfunction.

We've put together some useful guidance for you which contains general health and safety tips, how to spot whether a problem has developed and what to do if you suspect shunt malfunction or similar has occurred.

It would be a good idea to share this information with your family, friends, teachers, colleagues or anyone else you have regular contact with to ensure that they are able to support you in the case of an emergency.


View and share our shunt malfunction protocol here

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