Awareness around concussions has never been higher. With the Center for Disease Control estimating 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occurring annually, it’s a topic that’s front and center for school athletic programs.
But what does this mean for schools and the health professional who support them? How should schools assess and respond?
In episode 22 of Blackbaud K-12’s Get Connected podcast, Sherlee Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Magnus Health talks about educating and building community awareness around the issue along with ways schools can manage concussion protocols.
For a full breakdown of what we covered, make sure to check out the episode notes below.
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- With public awareness about the risks of concussion increasing, Sherlee explains what this has meant for school athletic programs and the health professionals who support them.
- Should schools consider establishing baselines for their student athletes? Hear why Sherlee believes it’s important.
- Hear Sherlee talk about standard concussion protocols. Plus, she dives into the sort of signs school professionals should they look for in their students.
- Sherlee provides advice about ways to talk about concussions with students and parents.
- Read a recent blog post (Insights: the Magnus Health Blog Concussions: The Traumatic Brain Injury) on concussions and learn how Magnus Health can help your school with concussion documentation.