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This presentation can be found at:
Select: Whitnall High School Select: Activities
Select: Athletics Presentation
Impact Testing (Jon Finiak)
Champion Hearts (Tim and Paul)
Athletic Code Review
Forms and Fees
Individual Coach Meeting
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A CONCUSSION
“Unlike a broken arm, you can’t see a concussion. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after an injury or may not appear or be noticed until hours or days after the injury. It is important to watch for changes in how you are feeling, if symptoms are getting worse, or if you just ‘don’t feel right.’ If you think you or a teammate may have a concussion, it is important to tell someone.”
-WI Department of Public Instruction adapted materials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-
Trainer Contact Information:
Jon Finiak, ATC/LAT
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Whitnall High School
Phone: 414 – 530 – 8113
Email: [email protected]
Whitnall School District
Concussion Consent Form
Statement Acknowledging Receipt of Education and Responsibility to report signs or symptoms of concussion to be included as part of the “Participant and Parental Disclosure and Consent Document”.
I, _____________________________________, of Whitnall High School,
hereby acknowledge having received education about the signs, symptoms, and risks of sport related concussion. I also acknowledge my responsibility to report to my coaches, parent(s)/guardian(s) any signs or symptoms of a concussion. I certify that I have read, understand, and agree to abide by all of the information contained in this sheet. I further certify that if I have not understood any information contained in this document, I have sought and received an explanation of the information prior to signing this statement.
Signature and printed name of student/athlete Date
I, the parent/guardian of the student athlete named above, hereby acknowledge having received education about the signs, symptoms, and risks of sport related concussion. I certify that I have read, understand, and agree to abide by all of the information contained in this sheet. I further certify that if I have not understood any information contained in this document, I have sought and received an explanation of the information prior to signing this statement.
Signature and printed name of parent/guardian Date
♥As a parent, your number one priority is the health and safety of your child. Routine check ups with your family doctor and pre-participation sports physicals allow you to achieve this priority and develop peace of mind.
♥However, there is a growing concern throughout the country involving sudden cardiac arrest among high school student athletes. A heart condition known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes and is estimated to effect 1 in 500 people.
♥Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a congenital cardiac condition that causes excessive thickening of the heart muscle usually during adolescence.
♥The American Heart Association reports 36% of young athletes who die suddenly are likely to have HCM.
♥In January of 2012, a 17 year old Grafton high school boys basketball player collapsed and died while at practice due to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy . The family was unaware their son had this condition. He had passed his health physical exam and was cleared to play sports.
♥Champion Heart’s mission is to provide outstanding service to communities by aiding in the diagnosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and other heart abnormalities through a non-invasive echocardiogram screening.
♥An echocardiogram, often referred to as an ultrasound of the heart, uses sound waves to produce an image of the heart which can be utilized to diagnose or rule out HCM.
♥A highly-trained and certified technologistwill perform the exam to record the thickness, size, and function of the student’s heart.
♥These images will then be interpreted by a board certified cardiologist and reported to the parentsof the student via a written report.
♥Unless your doctor determines that you have a specific problem or have a genetic history of HCM, most insurance companies will not perform an echocardiogram for screening purposes.
♥Champion Hearts offers a limited study designed to screen solely for HCM and other abnormalities.
♥In this way, your out-of-pocket cost is greatly reduced. And because we are portable, screening can be done at your school rather than an unfamiliar location.
♥Date of Screening: Thursday, November 8th
♥Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
♥Location: Whitnall High School
♥Length of Test: Approximately 10 minutes
♥Screening Fee: $35
♥For more information and sign up please visit the Champion Hearts table located outside of the auditorium when your individual team meetings conclude
♥By scheduling a screening, you can further ensure your child’s safe participation in competitive sports
Athletic Code continued
YOU ARE HEADING TO ANOTHER PRESENTATION THAT IS SPECIFIC TO THE SPORT THAT YOUR STUDENT IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING. THE LOCATIONS ARE LISTED BELOW. ALL REQUIRED FORMS WILL BE DISTIBUTED BY, AND RETURNED TO, YOUR COACH PRIOR TO FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS!!