Concussion Information for Educational Institutions

OVERVIEWS

Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/schools.html

MCH reference card, MCH pocket card and CDC laminated card

  

SCHOOL NURSES

Fact Sheet for School Nurses
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/TBI_factsheet_NURSE-508-a.pdf

Concussion Signs & Symptoms Checklist
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/TBI_schools_checklist_508-a.pdf

 

POSTERS

Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/TBI_schools_poster_508-a.pdf

ARTICLES FROM THE MEDICAL LITERATURE 

GUIDELINES

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: The 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2008.
Journal of Athletic Training 44(4):434-448, 2009.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2707064/pdf/attr-44-04-434.pdf?tool=pmcentrez

This statement contains the latest recommendations for the evaluation, treatment and return to play decisions after a concussion. It includes the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT 2).

 

OVERVIEWS

Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics 126(3): 597-615, 2010 
http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/126/3/597

Concussion can cause symptoms that interfere with school, social and family relationships, and participation in sports. Recognzing and understanding concussions are most important, because although proper equipment, sport technique, and adherence to rules of the sport may decrease the incidence and severity of concussions, nothing has been shown to prevent them altogether. Mental and physical rest is the most important treatment. Neuropsychological testing is helpful in monitoring recovery from concussion. Return to sport should be evaluated using a progressive exercise program while monitoring a player for any return of signs or symptoms.

 

Body-Checking Rules and Childhood Injuries in Ice Hockey

Pediatrics 117(2):e143-e147, 2006 
http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/117/2/e143
This study compared body-checking injuries, fractures, and concussions in boys’ minor hockey in jurisdictions where checking is allowed with those in jurisdictions where body checking is not allowed. The study found that increased injuries were observed in regions where body checking was allowed.

 

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD The Impact of Concussions on High School Athletes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmHooyQ-hLc&feature=relmfu 
Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology and the Director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program at the Childrens National Medical Center, testifies at a hearing on The Impact of Concussions on High School Athletes on May 20, 2010.

Designed by Chris Anderson