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Concussion

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Kate Chevalier

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by Kathryn Chevalier with the Brain Care Centre
Concussion
What comes to mind?
https://sites.psu.edu/siowfa14/2014/09/15/hockey-mans-toughest-sport/
Management Overview
Recognize - symptoms right away
Remove - from activity and sports immediately
Refer - to family doctor within 48 hours or immediately to ER if red flags present
Recover - sleep and brain rest
Return - gradually with return to learn and return to play (where applicable)
Resources


What a concussion feels like
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dcs9RS7Hi0
News - Impact: baseline testing in sports
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvEz9FLFhSI
Playing through the pain
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBfadHi-qyw
Rowan Stringer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfHMd-XEjKQ
Rugby PSA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA-Qcfh6gSs
Ithica concussion quiz
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BzcHtkT03w




Definition
"Complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces"
type of mild traumatic brain injury
mild TBI are head injuries due to contact and/or acceleration/deceleration forces
mild TBI based on Glasgow Coma Scale (level of consciousness scale) at 30 minutes after sustaining the injury
Symptoms
Headache
Nausea
Vomiting
Visual Disturbances
Light sensitivity
Sound sensitivity
Loss of consciousness
Amnesia
Coordination problems
Distractable
Worse reaction times
Delayed speaking
Red Flags
Return to Play
Return to Learn

How does it happen?
Irritability
Rapid emotion changes
Sadness
Anxiety
Inappropriate emotions
Difficulty concentrating
Confusion
Dazed
In a Fog
Sleepy
Difficulty falling asleep
Difficulty remembering
What does it look like?
Initial Treatment
www.braincarecentre.com
www.sportmedab.ca/ab-concussion-alliance


Videos:

Kids experiences with concussion
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fIrfwnns1U
Concussions in youth
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJHXRxBcBo
Concussion 101
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCCD52Pty4A
Rugby and concussion
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8THTsaZsyw
Military - brain scans
www.youtube.com/watchv=Q7DMDy0A1xY

Sports Injury Culture
Thanks for listening!


Complete rest for the first 2-3 days is important!
no reading, no screen time or video games, no homework or business, no socialization, no physical activity
avoid anything that causes symptoms to occur
sleeping is important to recover
Return to school/work based on symptom improvement
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