Long Term Effects of Concussion. FCCSC and Indiana Athlete Concussion Alliance Concussion Management Project - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dennis Fries, NYSAAA firstname.lastname@example.org Presented on December 15, 2009. Possible Long Term Effects of Concussion. NYSPHSAA and NYSAAA Concussion
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Long Term Effects of Concussion
FCCSC and Indiana Athlete Concussion Alliance
Management Project- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Dennis Fries, NYSAAAfreezer@frontiernet.net
Presented on December 15, 2009
PossibleLong Term Effects of Concussion
NYSPHSAA and NYSAAA
Management Project- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
But how did I get involved in better understanding the long term effects of concussions? (Mild Traumatic Brain injury) [MTBI])
And NO, I am NOT an expert;
just a very interested party, trying to get the word out.
A concussion is a brain injury!!!
Rapid onset but (usually) a short lived impairment
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger told the AP why a concussion kept him on the bench: “You can get a knee replacement or a rotator-cuff operation, but you can’t get a new brain”
(Car Accidents #1)
Note severity or absence of…
Ask ‘leading’ questions:
Questions can be modified to be sport specific
Concussion Symptom Checklist
Name: __________________________ Age: ______ Grade: ______ Sport: ___________________
Date of injury: _____ Time of injury: _______
On Site Evaluation:
Description of Injury: _______________________________________
Was there a loss of consciousness (LOC)?: YesNoUnclear
Does he/she remember the injury? YesNoUnclear
Does he/she have confusion after the injury?YesNoUnclear
Symptoms observed at the time of injury:
Ringing in earsYesNoNausea/VomitingYesNo
“Don’t feel right”YesNoFeeling “Dazed”YesNo
Memory problemsYesNoLoss of orientationYesNo
Blurred visionYesNoSensitivity to lightYesNo
Vacant Stare and/or Glassy eyedYesNo
*Please circle yes or no for each system listed above.
Other findings/comments: _________________________________________
Final action taken: Parents Notified Sent to Hospital Other: (Developed by personnel in Section III) (Back side is for physician)
Post – Concussion Syndrome (PCS)(Another long term issue)
“ImPACT” as a
for Sports Concussion Management TOOL
Why Neuropsychological Testing?
What ImPACT Is:
What ImPACT Isn’t:
Recovery from Concussion
Concussion in the Classroom
Concussion in the Classroom
Guidelines for Return to School
‘Concussion in the Classroom’ brochure available
Just knowing what’s going on is a big help.
mild traumatic brain injury! (MTBI)
Remember to wear your helmet !