Heads Up: Be Aware About Concussions

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by Posted on August 1, 2013

Video interview by:  Jay Tryon, CPRP, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, Charlotte, NC.

 

These days, you’ll find more and more research and information about concussions and the importance of providing and practicing good concussion management.  Often in headline news (just as recently as yesterday!), concussions are serious business. With fall sports camps underway and regular season practices and games soon to start, it is a great time to get updated on these head injuries. 

  

Knowing about concussions is important for any park and recreation professional not only because you may be administering active recreation and sports programs during which concussions may occur but also because you may work with parents, athletes, volunteer coaches and the like in your community who may benefit from knowing about concussions and best practices around prevention.    

 

In this video blog (or vlog), Jay Tryon, CPRP, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, interviews Rick Meyer from Central Maryland Rehabilitation Services on the management of concussions.      

 

In the video you’ll hear about: 

Tips to help identify concussion injuries;

Information and theories about concussion management;  and 

Resources and where you can find more information, such as these provided by the CDC.  

 

 Heads-Up-Concussion-Vlog

 

 

How does your agency stay aware on the latest information around concussions? What types of resources have you found helpful? What strategies have you employed around concussion management? Leave a comment below or on Twitter tweet us @NRPA_News and @YoungProf_NRPA .  You can also connect with Young Professionals on NRPA Connect

 

*The information provided here should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a doctor or medical professional.  

 

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We in Seekonk MA, require all coaches and volunteers to complete a concussion awareness course. We recommend they complete either the NFHSlearn.com course or the Heads Up course from the CDC.gov. A copy of the certificate is then put on file and their name added to our database. by Bridget on 08/06/2013


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