Kids & Concussions
Pediatrician Dr. George Bengtson explained how to identify a concussion and what parents and coaches should do if a child is determined to have suffered a concussion.
Definition of concussion: Mild traumatic brain injury which interferes with brain function
Who gets concussions? (Concussions per 100,000 player exposures)
Early intervention by experienced personnel
The Big Question: Return to play?
BEWARE OF QUICK, INFORMAL TRIAGE AND EARLY RETURN TO PLAY
GET TO KNOW YOUR COACHES AND THEIR APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM