concussion

DEFINITION / THE CAUSE

An injury to a soft structure such as the brain that is caused by a heavy blow to the head.
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ASSESSMENT / SYMPTOMS

You assess it by taking the player off the field and let him rest and symptoms are dizziness, confusion, headache...
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FIELD AND HOSPITAL TREATMENT

A field treatment you sit him to the side and don't let him play anymore. A hospital treatment. The doctor will recommend home care and then want to set up a appointment and if the case is bad, send them to the emergency department.
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PREVENTION / STATISTICS

Wear a helmet and try to be safe. There are approx. 1.6 to 3.8 million sports releated concussions a year in the US.
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