Youth Concussion; Study concentrate on teen who got injured while playing sports. Other times it’s a student who banged his head in a seemingly innocuous fall or maybe was in a car crash. Whatever the cause, the concussion cases that come in front of the Eugene Youth Concussion Management Team represent youths who are not able to completely return to school and their activities. While most youths fully recover from their injury, some have a complicate trajectory and require additional supports.
Team coordinates treatment
At their monthly meetings at the UO HEDCO Building; so the team coordinates treatment strategies and interventions with the aim of helping patients recover thoroughly, get back on track academically, ease back into their pre concussion lives and minimize any long-term effects. The arrangement also allows them to track interventions and outcomes and contribute to concussion research.
Having multiple experts at the same table can be the difference in preventing a young person’s future from getting derail. They determine whether the hurdle is neurological, physical or psychological. Sometimes it has to do with school or home life or even some combination of all of the above.
High schoolers are particularly vulnerable with looming academic deadlines and graduation as well as high-stakes test such as the SAT or ACT, all of which can have long-term ripple effects. If you alter their trajectory in high school by not providing support, you can alter their life, said Melissa McCart. And that’s where we say that’s not OK. We need to get in there and help them before problems become chronic.
Youth Concussion Management
They partially attribute the jump to increasing awareness around the issue. The 2015 movie “Concussion,” couple with an earlier campaign by the National Football League; so that led to all 50 states adopting concussion treatment laws in sports, both play roles. About 50% of the patients whose cases they review suffer their injuries in sports. They are often refer to the team via Watson-Stites and Koester, who first see them at Slocum.
They include web base programs that provide training for coaches, teachers and parents. One of these is the Pac-12 Conference website gohuddle.net. Glang work with the College of Education’s Dane Ramshaw to develop the site; which offers conference coaches the latest information about recognizing and managing concussion symptoms in student athletes.
Groups such as the Eugene Youth Concussion Management Team are typically only found at major research hospitals; but thanks to the initiative of Sohlberg and others, the UO is able to offer such a resource to the local community. Cases that in the past would work their way to the brain injury center or the HEDCO Clinic for additional care are examine more quickly. As a result, patients are speedily put on the right path to recovery.