Concussion in Sports

 Fast Facts

·        A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
·        Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
·        Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
 
Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.
 
At MUSC, we take concussions seriously. Please take time to read & understand the information provided below & on the left-hand margin of this page.
Parents & Players
Educational materials for parents and players.
Coaches
MUSC ensures that each coach take on-line training courses approved by the PA Department of Health.
 
CDC Training for coaches (about 30 min video)

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