Concussion

Sloan Huffman

Definition

temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head

Cause

Blow to the head, fall, or other traumatic injury that causes the brain to get jarred inside the skull.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, and excessive fatigue.

Field Treatment

Prevent swelling

Treat symptoms

Monitor symptoms

Hospital Treatment

See physician for diagnosis

see physician before returning to play

Prevention

Protective pads in football helmets.
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