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Concussion Prevention 

  • Helmets and other preventative equipment should fit properly and be in good repair. It should not be altered in any way, and should be worn at all appropriate times during practices and games.
  • Rules to limit the occurrence of concussion should never be ignored (e.g., spearing, head-to-head contact, leading with the head).
  • A truthful, life-long, complete concussion history should be provided to the sports medicine staff at the time of pre-participation physical examinations.  If the history should change at ANY time, supervising medical personnel should be notified immediately.
  • All participants and individuals associated with athletics should be educated on the common signs and symptoms of concussions, as well as the importance of reporting such information. Such education should be taken seriously and repeated annually.
  •  Practice good sportsmanship.

Concussion Signs & Symptoms

Loss of consciousness 

Confusion

Disorientation

Headache

Nausea

Blurred vision

Vomiting

Feeling "slowed down"

Difficulty concentrating

Dizziness

Balance problems

Difficulty remembering

Fatigue

Light and/or noise sensitivity      

Drowsiness