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CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH FOOTBALL

Concussion in youth football
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Kate Carlson

on 23 April 2014

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CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH FOOTBALL
CONCUSSIONS
What is a concussion

What happens during a concussion?

What are the signs & symptoms?
Those With CTE
Mike Webster-Age 50
Terry Long- Age 46
Andre Waters- Age 44
Justin Strzelcysk- Age 36
Tom McHale- Age 45
John Grimsley- Age 45
Chris Henry- Age 26
Junior Seau- Age 43
Owen Thomas- Age 21
Eric Pelly- Age 18
Nathan Stiles- Age 17
Evidence-Based Research Project
NR 442


Catherine Carlson, SN
Luana dos Santos, SN
Kelly Sammons, SN
Nursing Problem
Rate of concussions

Lack of education

FOOtball TOday
Helmets
Culture of Resistance
Troubling Complications
Project Description
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Interventions
Mandatory orientation
Heads Up Official
ORientation
PArents & Children
Coaches & Officials
Education on:
Concussion definition
Signs and symtpoms
CTE & SIS
Actions to take
Held in highschools
Month before start of season
Offered twice a week
Pre-test & Post-test
Education on:
Signs and Symptoms
When to remove player
Return to play laws
Tackling techniques

Heads Up official
(HUO)
Similar to referee
Sideline for every practice & game
Evaluation
Orientation
Heads Up official
Initial increase in rates

10% decrease over 5 years

Report number of concussions to office

CONCLUSION
Watch plays for concussive force
Watch players for symptoms
References
Examine pre & post-test scores

Increase of 50%




Pop Warner football players- aged 6-14

Rate of Concussion/Lack of Education
Mandatory orientation & Heads Up Official
New laws- relatively unknown
50% increase in scores/ 10% decrease in rates
2014 football season/ 5 years
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Emergency Medicine, 10(1), 6-10. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672291/
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USA Football (2010). How to tackle in Football | Tackling Technique | Youth
Football | USA Football | Football's National Governing Body... Retrieved from http://usafootball.com/health-safety/how-to-tackle#
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