Concussions

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What is a concussion?

A is a serious hit to the head that can hurt your brain and temporarily change the way your brain works.

Causes Of A Concussion

Bump, blow, or jolt to the head, car crash, violently shaken can cause brain injury.
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Signs & Symptoms of a concussion & Danger signs & symptoms

Can't recall events prior to or after a hit or fail.

Appears dazed or stunned.

Headache or pressure in head.

Nausea or vomiting.

Moves clumsily.

Answers questions slowly.

Headaches that get worse.

Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination.

Repeated vomiting.

Cannot be awakened.

Have one pupil - the black part in the middle of the eye - lager than the other.

Have slurred speech.

Are getting more and more confused, restless or agitated.

Long-Term Effects

Headache

Dizziness

Difficulty Concentrating

Recovery

1. Regular and close monitoring for first 24 to 48 hours.

2. Physical Rest

Returning To School

Reduced Assignment Load

Rest Periods During The Day

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Returning To Sports

Must take all test requires to past concussion protocol

Gradually return to play.

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Safety & Prevention

.Wear a helmet: Riding bike, contact sports.

.Wear a seatbelt in car and also use child safety seats.

.Exercising regulary

.Educating others about concussions

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Date & Statistics

.33% of all sports concussions happen at practice

.47% of all reported sports concussions occur during high school football games.

.90% of most diagnosed concussions do not invole a loss of concussioness.

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