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  • Concussion: 

    • A concussion is defined as a “trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness.”
    • This can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
    • Concussion signs and symptoms can appear immediately or not be noticed until days or even weeks after the injury

     

    PISD has a concussion policy based off the National Athletic Training Association recommendation and the PISD Concussion Over Sight Team. Some of the resource used in creating the policy is below, with more resources on the NATA website. 

    Concussion 101

    National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Management of Sport Concussion

    A Comprehensive, Targeted Approach to the Clinical Care of Athletes Following Sport-Related Concussion

    NATA Concussion Website

     

    "The CDC estimates 1.6-3.8 million concussion occur in sports and recreational activities annually. However, these figures vastly underestimate the total, as many individuals do not seek medical advice" 

    Here within PISD we want, we strive, we work to be the medical advice for all! 

     

    The State of Texas has one of the STRICTEST Concussion Laws and information about it can be viewed here