Concussion 101: The current state of concussion education programs

Richard W. Williamson, Deborah Gerhardstein, Javier Cardenas, Daniel B. Michael, Nicholas Theodore, Natalie Rosseauk

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Abstract

Concussion is an important cause of morbidity in young student athletes. The prevention, accurate diagnosis, and prompt management of concussions require that players, parents, coaches, and medical personnel are accurately educated on current concussion data and guidelines. All states have laws that mandate concussion education for high school athletes. There is currently no uniform educational program to disseminate information to student athletes regarding concussions. This article highlights a few nationally recognized educational programs that aim to accurately and effectively inform all members of the athletic, academic, and medical communities about the importance and urgency of concussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S131-S135
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume75
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Concussion
  • Education
  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Williamson, R. W., Gerhardstein, D., Cardenas, J., Michael, D. B., Theodore, N., & Rosseauk, N. (2014). Concussion 101: The current state of concussion education programs. Neurosurgery, 75, S131-S135. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0000000000000482

Concussion 101 : The current state of concussion education programs. / Williamson, Richard W.; Gerhardstein, Deborah; Cardenas, Javier; Michael, Daniel B.; Theodore, Nicholas; Rosseauk, Natalie.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 75, 2014, p. S131-S135.

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Williamson, RW, Gerhardstein, D, Cardenas, J, Michael, DB, Theodore, N & Rosseauk, N 2014, 'Concussion 101: The current state of concussion education programs', Neurosurgery, vol. 75, pp. S131-S135. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0000000000000482
Williamson RW, Gerhardstein D, Cardenas J, Michael DB, Theodore N, Rosseauk N. Concussion 101: The current state of concussion education programs. Neurosurgery. 2014;75:S131-S135. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0000000000000482
Williamson, Richard W. ; Gerhardstein, Deborah ; Cardenas, Javier ; Michael, Daniel B. ; Theodore, Nicholas ; Rosseauk, Natalie. / Concussion 101 : The current state of concussion education programs. In: Neurosurgery. 2014 ; Vol. 75. pp. S131-S135.
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