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Concussion Protocol

 

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A concussion can occur from a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth within the skull. It is a brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to symptoms that may include :

  • Headache;
  • Dizziness;
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering;
  • Depression or irritability; and
  • Drowsiness or difficulty falling asleep.
Though concussions are common sport injuries, particularly among children and adolescents, their sometimes subtle symptoms may go unnoticed. Without identification and proper management, a concussion can result in permanent or severe brain damage.

Resources


Concussion Protocol Resource for parents and staff.

 

Concussion Management

 

Presented by Dr. Mike Evans