Concussions

There serious

Definition of Concussions

Temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. The term is also used loosely of the aftereffects such as confusion or temporary incapacity.

Cause of Concussion

Mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, can be defined as a short-lived loss of brain function due to head trauma that resolves spontaneously. With concussion, function may be interrupted while there is no structural damage to the brain

Assessment Finding


  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed

Symtoms

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or "seeing stars"
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed
  • Fatigue

Field Treatment

Don't let them play, get medical attention as soon as possible.

Hospital

There going to say get plenty of rest, get plenty of sleep, and slowly introduce them back into daily activities

Prevention

Making sure head gear fits, wear mouthpieces, increase neck strength and neck flexibility

Statistics

1.6-3.8 million people get a concussion a year.