Science, education, and community working together to prevent and manage concussions
From the beginning, the goal of our program has been to enhance the health and safety of Maine high school athletes. One of the ways we’ve accomplished our goal – besides the important baseline and post-concussion testing that we do – is through education.
When it comes to concussion recognition and management, there is nobody more important than the parent. In this section of our web site, look for news of the latest research and tangible advances in the understanding of concussion – a preventable injury that strikes ten-percent of the athletes playing contact sports.
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We have a lot of information on concussion for you. Let’s start with two videos
“Concussion 101” by Dr. Mike Evans
Here is a link to the Sports Concussion Library which features useful learning and videos. Sports Concussion Library
The Sport Concussion Library is a legacy project of the Hockey Neurotrauma and Concussion Initiative. The library is a free, regularly updated, public- and researcher-accessible site that contains published peer reviewed information on the important topic of concussion in sport.
CDC: Signs and symptoms of concussion?
CDC: Keep Your Child Safe
NFL Concussion Prevention Guide
CDC: Heads-Up Tool Kit
CDC: Heads Up Training Kit
CDC: Video – a Mother’s Story
CDC: Concussion Signs & Symptoms
Maine DOE: Expectations
Brain Injury Association of America
Here is a blog by Paige Decker, who played hockey during her time at Yale University. “I want people to know they’re not alone in what they’re going through and that there’s help out there,” Decker said. “The hardest part for me was not knowing how to get healthy.”
Paige Decker’s concussion blog
Thanks to MCMI Board of Directors member Nancy Dube, RN MPH (School Nurse Consultant at the Maine Department of Education) we have put together a set of links that will help you learn more about concussion and a few of our own. Let us know if you find something worth sharing here.
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