Concussion Information

WHEN TO SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION

DANGER SIGNS:
Contact your health care professional or emergency department right away if you have any of the following danger signs after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body:
-Headache that gets worse and does not go away
-Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination
-Repeated vomiting or nausea
-Slurred speech

THE PEOPLE CHECKING ON YOU SHOULD TAKE YOU TO AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT RIGHT
AWAY IF YOU:
-Look very drowsy or cannot be awakened
-Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other
-Have convulsions or seizures
-Cannot recognize people or places
-Are getting more and more confused, restless, or agitated
-Have unusual behavior
-Lose consciousness (a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously and the person should be carefully monitored)
-Will not stop crying and cannot be consoled

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION

SIGNS OBSERVED BY COACH:
-Dazed or stunned appearance
-Confusion over assignment or position
-Forgetfulness
-Uncertainty about game, opponent or score
-Clumsy movements
-Slow response to questions
-Loss of consciousness (even briefly)
-Changes in mood, personality or behavior
-Inability to recall events prior to injury
-Inability to recall events after injury

SYMPTOMS REPORTED BY ATHLETE:
-Headache or pressure in head
-Nausea or vomiting
-Dizziness or balance problems
-Blurry or double vision
-Sensitivity to light
-Sensitivity to noise
-Sluggish, hazy, or groggy feeling
-Concentration/memory problems
-Confusion
-Feeling "not right" or "down"


Dr. Christopher Boyd
419-289-1221

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