CHILD CONCUSSIONS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A concussion is a type of
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
caused by a jolt or blow to the head
PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE
may result from improper recovery
Did you know....
50%
OF CHILD CONCUSSIONS
ARE SPORTS-RELATED
STOP PLAY IMMEDIATELY IF YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE A CONCUSSION
HAVE THEM SEEN BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONALDO NOT ALLOW PLAY UNTIL THEY ARE SYMPTOM-FREE

SIGNS + SYMPTOMS

Loss of Consciousness

Sleepiness

Trouble Concentrating

Slurred Speech

Feeling Anxious
or Irritable

Memory Loss

Headache

Confusion

Dizziness

Nausea

Difficulty with
Coordination

Blurred Vision

SYMPTOMS MAY DEVELOP OVER 24 - 72 HRS
AND MAY PERSIST FOR SEVERAL WEEKS OR MONTHS
RECOVER FULLY
Avoid physically
demanding activities.
Get plenty of
sleep and rest.
Avoid spending time on the
computer.
PROTECT TO PREVENT

EQUIPMENT TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY

TO PROTECT FROM CONCUSSIONS:

Helmet

Eye & Mouth
Guards

TO PROTECT FROM OTHER SPORTS INJURIES:

Padding

Shin Guards

Sources: Sachin Shah, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Services at Montefiore Nyack Hospital