Concussion

Concussion Resources

The ATSNJ has collected some very helpful documents and such over the past few years. 

ATSNJ Southern Region Meeting 4/23/2015

The ATSNJ Southern Region is hosting a CEU event on Thursday, April 23rd at 9am.  The topic is Concussion Rehab: A Team Approach,  This event will be held at the Ivy Rehab facility in Mt Laurel, NJ.

This event is free for ATSNJ Members and $25 for non-members.  Please visit the registration website for more information.

Online Registration

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March 29 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

With the Lacrosse regular season fast approaching, its always a good idea to review a few tips regarding helmets in lacrosse.

US Lacrosse has an article on the proper ways to remove a lacrosse helmet facemask, since they can differ from the typical football helmet that many emergency personnel are more familiar with.

Lacrosse Helmet Facemask/Chinguard Removal Hints

March 20 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Reminder: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
 
Coaches, athletes  and parents can play an active role in keeping their children injury-free. http://newbrunswick.patch.com/articles/march-is-brain-injury-awareness-month-1866dac3
 
Use the various resources available on the ATSNJ website to best educate, prevent and manage concussions.
Resource Handouts:

March 8 Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year.

During March, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the ATSNJ is continuing to take steps to increase awareness about brain injuries, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, while reducing the stigma for persons who seek care.

March 3 -Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Participation in youth sports is at an all-time high. With participation comes sports injuries: 

March 1 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

March is National Athletic Training Month.  The 2015 theme is "We Prepare, You Perform".

NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
 

Selecting a Concussion Educator: Robb Rehberg Thinks Athletic Trainers Best Suited For The Role

With youth sports concussion safety laws in place in all 50 states, increased public awareness about concussions, and growing concern about the long-term effect of repetitive head impacts, the demand for concussion education, not just for parents, coaches, and athletes, but for health care professionals, such as primary care physcians and emergency room doctors, as well is at an all-time high, and promises to go even higher in the coming years.
 

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