Presented By, Lisa Candelario
A concussion is a brain injury.
All concussions are serious
Concussions can occur in a sport
Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness.
Proper management when a concussion first occurs can help prevent further injury or death.
What Is A Concussion?
• A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. How To Recognize a
• It is not always easy to know if someone has a concussion.
• Symptoms of a concussion range from mild to severe
• They can last for hours, days, weeks, or even months.
Signs To Watch For
• Signs Coaches Observe For:
Player is confused
Unsure of game, score, or opponent • Answers questions slowly
• Shows mood or behavior changes
Symptoms Reported By Athlete
• Headache or pressure in head
• Nausea or Vomiting
• Blurred or double vision
• Sensitivity to light or noise
• Feeling sluggish, hazy, or groggy
• Just “not feeling right”.
In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form on the brain in a person with a concussion and crowd the brain against the skull.
• One pupil larger than the other
• Is drowsy or cannot be awakened
• A headache that not only does not diminish, but gets worse