My toddler fell down the stairs, what do I do?

Patient

Q: My 3 year old daughter has fallen down a flight of stairs. She was wearing her winter coat and boots, I was holding her hand to help her up and she pulled away from me and rolled down 12 steps. We live in a condo building and live on the second floor and she loves going up the stairs. She started by falling backwards and then ended up rolling on her side the rest of the way. She cried for about 5 min. I looked and felt for any bumps on her head and nothing and she is able to move all her limbs. This happened 4 and a half hours ago. I kept her up for an hour and played normally. I didn't see any bleeding. When I put her to bed I checked her every hour for two hours and she is still able to move her limbs and woke up fine. Is there anything else I should do? Do I need to bring her into the hospital?

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