Impact Sensors: Riddell InSite Impact Response System - Infographic
RAISE YOUR CONCUSSION AWARENESS
If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion you should take the following four steps:
- Remove the athlete from play. When in doubt, sit them out.
- Ensure that the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussions. Do not tgry to judge the severity of the injury yourself.
- Inform the athlete's parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them the fact sheet on concussions.
- Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until the appropriate health care professional says he is symptom-free and it's OK to return to play. Reference: www.cdc.gov/concussion.
SIGNS OBSERVED BY COACHING STAFF
- Appears dazed or stunned
- Is confused about assignment or position
- Forgets an instruction or play
- Is unsure of score or opponent
- Moves clumsily
- Answers questions slowly
- Loses consciousness (even briefly)
- Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
- Can't recall events prior to hit or fall
- Can't recall events after hit or fall.
SYMPTOMS REPORTED BY ATHLETE
- Headache or "pressure" in the head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Double or blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
- Concentration or memory problems
- Does not "feel right" or is "feeling down"
All information presented is provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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