This course will help you:
Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season. CDC can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play. Take the training here. To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Information provided by CDC
Symptoms and Facts About Concussions:
- You do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion.
- You do not have to have a visible injury on your head to have a concussion.
- A concussion can be caused by a hit on the head but it also can be caused by intense jarring or shaking of the head.