Concussions

Concussions

From the CDC – What is a Concussion?

“A concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a ‘ding,’ ‘getting your bell rung,’ or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.”

www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/images/parents_Eng.pdf

Concussions can occur for various reasons

At NYA we are concerned mostly for those that occur during an athletic event. To assist in the management of concussions NYA utilizes a software program that can provide health care providers valuable information when managing recovery from a concussion. To learn more about this program refer to this link. ImPACT – Concussion Management Software

NYA policy

It is the policy at NYA that if it a student has or possibly has a concussion they will have an evaluation by a physician and a post concussion ImPACT test. After sustaining a concussion, students may not resume athletics until they have been cleared by a physician. A common quote on concussion care:

“IT IS BETTER TO MISS ONE GAME THAN THE WHOLE SEASON”

Other links of interest

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Moody, School Nurse at 846-9051, ext 402 or amoody@nya.org