Elementary-Aged Students

Elementary-Aged Students Scenario: Your child’s school nurse calls to tell you that your child hit his head in the school yard during recess… What is different about managing concussion for young children as compared to teens? Younger children do not lose consciousness as easily as teens and older children. [1]...

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Parents of High School Students

Parents of High School Students Scenario: Your son is on the varsity football team, and you are in the stands watching the game. Your son takes a significant hit and the coach pulls him for the rest of the game. After the game, the athletic trainer wants to see you...

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Parents

Concussion information has exploded in the media, leaving parents asking questions. Topics Include: Elementary-Aged Students Middle School Students High School Students

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School Professionals

The New Jersey Concussion Law was passed in December 2010, requiring that each school district in the state develop a policy for how to manage concussions in its schools. Currently, every school district in New Jersey should have developed and implemented a policy on concussion. In addition to requiring the...

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Athletes

If you play sports, chances are that you know someone who has had a concussion or you have had a concussion yourself. If you play interscholastic sports, you were required to sign a fact sheet about concussion, and if you read it over carefully, you have an idea about how...

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Healthcare Professionals

Concussion diagnosis, treatment and management are evolving fields of study. The challenge for pediatricians, family physicians, athletic trainers and all those who work in healthcare is to keep up-to-date about new information that is released from current research, experts in the field, and the international conferences on concussion in sports...

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Elementary-Aged Students

What is different about managing concussion for young children as compared to teens? Younger children do not lose consciousness as easily as teens and older children. [1] They also may not have the language to accurately describe concussion symptoms they might be experiencing. Instead, they may be more likely to...

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Parents of Middle School Students

Parents of Middle School Students Scenario: Your daughter returned from her Saturday traveling soccer game feeling more tired than usual and complaining about a headache. She took a nap and couldn’t eat dinner because she was feeling nauseous. When you asked her about the game she said her team won,...

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