All injuries are not equally dangerous. Some injuries, such as those to the head, can lead to long-term impairment or death. Did you know that blows-to-the-head, from running into a tree to being hit in the head with a piece of sports equipment, were in the top five list of injuries for both campers in day and resident camps based on the results of ACA’s 2006-2010 Healthy Camp Study? This webinar provides an overview of concussion management in camp settings, including steps for recognition, evaluation, and prevention. Learn the physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep-related symptoms of traumatic head injuries as well as the statistics surrounding concussions, and how to create a concussion management plan that includes development of an appropriate “return to play” policy. This is an important webinar for camp directors, program directors, healthcare providers, and risk managers.
Through this webinar participants will be able to:
- Identify signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) (a.k.a., concussion),
- Utilize tools to evaluate MTBI severity,
- List concussion prevention steps for camp settings, and
- Create a concussion management plan and “return to play” policy.