The following represents a menu of FREE and credible materials/resources for parents, student athletes, and coaches:
National Federation (NFHS) - free course Concussions in Sports (First time users will need to create an account)http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000
Parents Fact Sheet
Athletes Fact Sheet
Coaches Fact Sheet
A critical component of head injury management is student participation in ImPACT Testing (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). This program is a software tool designed to help our athletic trainer, school nurse, and physicians evaluate and treat head injuries. This computerized exam is given to athletes before beginning contact sport practice or competition. This non-invasive test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed, and concentration. If a concussion is suspected, the athlete will be required to re-take the test. The test data will help health professionals to determine when return-to-play is appropriate. While ImPACT testing is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that all student-athletes participate. ImPACT testing is now part of the Introduction to Wellness curriculum (grade 9).
When performing ImPACT testing, take the test in a quiet room with no distractions. Make sure to close all tabs on the computer.
Click here to launch the ImPACT Testing Application
Your test will be saved automatically, but it is recommended that you print out a copy upon completion.
ImPACT Testing Application
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