By: Aaron Watson


Concussion- a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions


Caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken
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Assessment Findings

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Confused
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Repeats questions
  • Cant recall events
  • Loses consciousness
  • Shows behavior or personality changes


  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Fatigue or feeling tired
  • Blurry vision
  • Numbness
  • Irritable
  • Sad
  • Drowsy

Field Treatment

  • DO NOT let them play

Hospital Treatment

  • CT scan
  • Rest


  • Buckling your seat belt
  • Wearing protective gear during sports and recreational activities
  • Making your home safe
  • Protecting your children
  • Exercising regularly
  • Educating others


  • 3,800,000 million concussions reported in 2012
  • 33% of all sports concussions happen at practice
  • 1 in 5 high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during the season
  • 47% of all reported sports concussions occur during high school football