Friday, August 19, 2011

PSA on Concussions

"Heads Up" on Concussions for The School Nurse

Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: Each year thousands of student athletes are diagnosed with a concussion. These blog posts were written to help the school nurse help those students.

Concussion Facts

  • 135,000 sports/recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18 are treated in US Emergency Rooms each year. (MMWR July 2007)
  • Athletes who have ever had one concussion are at increased risk for more concussions.
  • Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.

FREE resources from the here

The CDC has created free tools for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes, and health care professionals that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

FREE Heads Up Online here

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