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Sports Concussion

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Rodney Davis

on 22 May 2014

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Sports Concussions
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that is sustained from a blow to the head (cdc.gov, 2014).
James Harden
elbow blow to head
the elbow was thrown by NBA player
miss 2 games
Essential Question
How can concussions be decrease amongst athletes?
Famous professional athletic concussion stories
[James Harden Concussion] Retrieved 3/24/14 http://www.momsteam.com/files/images/Tebow_concussion_helmet_to_helmet_contact_2.jpg
[Brett Favre Concussion] Retrieved 3/24/14 http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2004/10/04/sports/04packers.jpg
Brett Favre
from a hit by a 310 pound New York Giant's player William Joseph.
close to missing his first game
When can athletes return from concussion injury?
interview video with an expert on concussion
loss of consciousness
Ringing in ears
feeling tired
Symptoms of concussions
[Concussion observation by sports] Retrieved 3/25/14 http://momof6.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/CDC-Concussion-Symptoms.png
[Symptoms of concussions] Retrieved 3/25/14 https://www.treatmentonline.com/article_images/symptoms.gif
There are basically five steps to returning to play after an athlete sustains a concussion
Step 1
must complete a physical
light exercise
The goal is to test heart rate
Step 2
Moderate Exercise
limited body movement
limited head movement
Step 3
Non contact Exercise
more intense but no contact
Step 4
full contact
close to return
can be really intense
Step 5
[Concussion Rehab] Retrieved 3/25/14 http://www.atlantichealth.org/Files/Public/Images/ConcussionRehab.jpg
[Body movement rehab] Retrieved 3/25/14 http://www.edweek.org/media/2011/08/05/37concussion_280.jpg
[Lauren concussion] Retrieved 3/25/14 http://www.trbimg.com/img-53096b0e/turbine/lat-sp-lauren-holiday-photo-20140222/600/600x380
Lauren Holiday
had 4 concussions
a series of setbacks
which is keeping her out of basketball
[Megan Wirtz Concussion] Retrieved 3/25/14 http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/05/10/blogs/10well-concussion/10well-concussion-articleInline.jpg
Megan Wirtz
sustain a concussion in 2010
during a soccer game
face was swollen and was bleeding
Citation page
Clinic Staff. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/concussion/DS00320/DSECTION=complications
(2013, August 15). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/index.html
Concussion. (n.d.). Definition. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/definition/con-20019272
(2013, April 15). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/prevention.html
(2013, September 26). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/policies.html
[male and female concussion rate] Retrieved 3/28/14 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/health/concussions/Concussions.jpg
This how concussions can be decreased amongst athletes.
Insist that safety comes first
Teach that it's not smart to play with a concussion
work closely with league officials
prevent long term problems
Insist that safety comes first
teach and play with safe techniques
practice good sportsmanship
tell your players to follow the rules
It's not smart to play with a concussion
teach that rest is the key after a concussion
do not let your players play with an injury
Work closely with league officials
check on each player's behavior after injury
tell players and parents to report if they have a concussion
Prevent long term problems
give brain time to heal after concussion injury
make them seek health care after injury
Symptoms of concussions
[Concussion] Retrieved 5/2/14 from http://www.ljal.com/imgs/coaches/Concussion/Concussion.jpg
[Concussion Symptoms] Retrieved 5/2/14 http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/ortho/getting-treatment/services/sports-medicine-clinic/treatment/images/Signs-and-Symptoms-of-Concussion_1.jpg
Most sports concussion laws states:
Make sure Coaches, Parents, and Athletes are known about concussions
Remove the athlete from the game
Get permission for the athlete to return to play
By: Rodney Davis
By:Rodney Davis
Thanks for watching
Questions and/or comments
{Sports laws} Retrieved 5/14/14 http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/images/headsup_youthsports194w110h.gif
[Concussion symptoms] Retrieved 5/2/14 https://www.treatmentonline.com/article_images/symptoms.gif
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