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hit his head

persistent headache

What is a concussion?

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What is a concussion?

  1. A concussion is a serious brain injury. A concussion is caused by the brain moving rapidly in the head.

  2. A concussion can cause temporary or permanent brain injury.

  3. A concussion may affect an individual’s memory, judgment, social conduct, reflexes, speech, balance, and coordination.

  4. All of the above.

 

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hit hard

fell

lost consciousness for several minutes

disoriented
fatigued
severe headache

neck pain
nausea

What should happen if an individual is observed to have sustained a loss of consciousness?

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What should happen if an individual is observed to have sustained a loss of consciousness?

  1. Allow Sue to return to play if she feels ok later in the game.

  2. Immediately alert the teacher or an adult to call 911 for emergency medical assistance based on Emergency Action Plans, and also to contact her family.

  3. Stay with Sue in the locker room until her family arrives. Don’t give her any painkillers.

  4. Give her a painkiller for her headache. Call for emergency services.

 

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ringing in his ears

from behind

no other symptoms

longer than previous times

symptoms of a concussion

Which of the following symptoms may indicate a concussion?

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Which of the following symptoms may indicate a concussion?

  1. headache, dizziness, feeling dazed, or seeing spots of light

  2. sensitivity to light, ringing in the ears, tiredness, nausea and/or vomiting

  3. irritability, confusion, and disorientation

  4. All of the above
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strikes head

concussion

medically cleared by his doctor

feeling lightheaded and dizzy

slurring his words

difficulty concentrating

irritated

What should you do?

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What should you do?

  1. Try to talk to him despite his irritability, and explain your concerns.

  2. Talk to the coach, trainer, because you suspect he may have symptoms of a concussion and needs to see a doctor.

  3. Assume he is probably getting better and just leave him alone.

 

 

 

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hit to the body, and fell to the ground

not lost consciousness

daze

headache and blurred vision

removed from the game

How should Kenesha be cared for?

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How should Kenesha be cared for?

  1. Kenesha should be given some pain medicine.

  2. Kenesha should be monitored on the bench for the rest of the game and for a few days after the suspected injury by a responsible adult for increasing symptoms or signs, such as confusion, increasing headache, weakness, and vomiting. If her symptoms get worse she should be immediately taken to the hospital. 

  3. Kenesha should stay up all night, or be woken up every hour.

  4. All of the above

 

 

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headaches, dizziness and fatigue

unable to exercise or participate in team meetings

unsuccessfully several times to restart his training

against medical advice

worried that he may never recover

As a teammate what would you say to Jerome?

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As a teammate what would you say to Jerome?

  1. Tell Jerome that he should tough it out, and keep training through his symptoms.

  2. Tell Jerome that his current emotional reactions concerning his concussion and post concussion syndrome are normal.

  3. Tell Jerome that he has the full support of the team during his recovery. His long term health is the first priority.
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seeing spots of light, as well as feeling dizzy and disoriented

didn’t get knocked out

something is clearly wrong

Can a good helmet or mouth guard prevent a concussion?

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Can a good helmet or mouth guard prevent a concussion?

 

  1. Yes

  2. No

 

 

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suffered a concussion

train hard

rest until he was cleared to play

He wants to do some light aerobic exercise 24 hours after the concussion.

What advice would you give him?

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What advice would you give him?

  1. Light aerobic exercise is fine after 24 hours.

  2. Tell him to rest for another 24 hours at least.

  3. Zac should see his doctor if he has suffered a concussion.

 

 

 

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  • frustrated
  • anxious
  • depressed

inability to quickly recover

still experiences concussion symptoms

what might happen if she plays the next game despite her on-going concussion symptoms

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Which answer is incorrect?

  1. As long as she doesn’t get hit again she will be fine, Jessica should go ahead and play.
  2. She should wait. She could get another brain injury that may result in long term brain injury with memory loss and cognitive dysfunction.
  3. She needs to rest. Feelings of depression and anxiety are common after a concussion.
  4. She should wait until she is completely symptom free and she is cleared by a physician.

 

 

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former football player

adult education

  • inability to concentrate

  • his poor memory

  • disappointing test results

repeated concussions

many years ago

Could there be a connection between Rob’s repeated concussions and his inability to concentrate?

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Could there be a connection between Rob’s repeated concussions and his inability to concentrate?

 

  1. Yes

  2. No

 

 

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punched in the head

second head injury when he was thrown to the ice

insisted he was fine

slight stumble

he was angry

he wanted to get back

Why did Leon’s coach, trainer and physician advise against that?

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Why did Leon’s coach, trainer and physician advise him against that?

  1. His coach and medical staff were worried that he might have suffered a concussion.

  2. His coach and medical staff knew that in the heat of the moment because his adrenaline was high he might not recognize the signs of a concussion.

  3. The coach and medical staff wanted to let him cool down, and then be assessed for a concussion.

  4. All of the above
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persistent headaches and sensitivity to bright lights

she did not report the symptoms

first concussion

wants to play

fears that she won’t be allowed to play if she reports her symptoms

Li asks you for an opinion. What would you suggest?

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Li asks you for an opinion. What would you suggest?

  1. Go ahead and play if she feels alright.

  2. Take a couple of extra days off and then decide, because she is important to success of the team in the upcoming game.

  3. Advise your teammate Li to report her symptoms to the coach, or trainer. You should also talk independently with the coach or trainer, you should report your concerns about Li’s probable concussion.
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