Identifying a Concussion!

Posted on: October 16th, 2015 by Chris No Comments

usafootballAs parents we all worry about our kids getting hurt on the field or court. One injury that is especially scary is the concussion. It’s so important our kids, coaches and all parents understand the dangers of concussions and how to recognize one.

USA Football is trying to help parents, coaches and athletes understand and prevent concussions. It’s the Heads Up Football program and it’s getting high praise for what it’s teaching. Heads Up Football® is a comprehensive program developed by USA Football to advance player safety in the game of football.

Here’s what you need to know about concussions:

CONCUSSION SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
SIGNS OF A CONCUSSION
-Appears DAZED or STUNNED
-Appears CONFUSED about ASSIGNMENT or POSITION
-FORGETS plays
-UNSURE of GAME, SCORE or OPPONENT
-LOSES consciousness (even briefly)
-Shows BEHAVIOR or PERSONALITY CHANGES
-CAN’T RECALL events PRIOR TO or AFTER the HIT or FALL

SYMPTOMS OF A CONCUSSION
-HEADACHE or PRESSURE in the head
-NAUSEA or VOMITING
-BALANCE problems or DIZZINESS
-DOUBLE or BLURRY vision
-SENSITIVITY to light or noise
-Concentration or MEMORY problems
-Feeling SLUGGISH, HAZY, FOGGY or GROGGY

If you want to learn more about USA Football’s Heads Up Football program or concussions, visit USA Football’s website.

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