Module 2: Long Term Effects of Concussion

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Module 2: Long Term Effects of Concussion

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  1. You’ve got a concussion. So what?

    Slide 1 - You’ve got a concussion. So what?

  2. Rest……..

    Slide 2 - Rest……..

  3. You could have long-term effects….

    Slide 5 - You could have long-term effects….

    • Most concussions clear within 1 to 3 weeks.
    • However, 10 – 20% will continue to have symptoms that may last a lifetime.
  4. Here’s the problem….

    Slide 7 - Here’s the problem….

    • You can’t know the severity of a concussion until it is over because it depends on the how severe the symptoms were and how long it took to recover.
  5. Is it over yet???

    Slide 8 - Is it over yet???

    • It would help if you turn green and stay green until the symptoms had gone, then we would know when the concussion has resolved.
  6. If you have more than one.

    Slide 9 - If you have more than one.

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  7. you Are unique

    Slide 10 - you Are unique

  8. Research shows that each subsequent concussion results in a longer recovery time.

    Slide 11 - Research shows that each subsequent concussion results in a longer recovery time.

  9. Previous medical history

    Slide 12 - Previous medical history

    • Pre-existing conditions impacts recovery.
  10. If you already have…..

    Slide 13 - If you already have…..

  11.                If you thought your first impact was bad…….

    Slide 15 - If you thought your first impact was bad…….

    • A second concussion could be even worse.
    • Second impact syndrome is a condition in which the brain swells rapidly after a person suffers a second concussion before the first one has cleared.
  12. SIS is in some ways the “Perfect storm”. We don’t know why some people get it and other don’t. We need more research on this.

    Slide 16 - SIS is in some ways the “Perfect storm”. We don’t know why some people get it and other don’t. We need more research on this.

  13. PBS Health week

    Slide 17 - PBS Health week

  14. If you thought your first impact was bad……..

    Slide 18 - If you thought your first impact was bad……..

  15. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

    Slide 19 - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

  16. Slide 20

    • CTE is a neurodegenerative disease thought to be caused by repeated exposure to brain trauma.
    • It is most commonly found in professional athletes who participated in boxing, football, ice hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
    • CTE can only be diagnosed post-mortem.
    • Junior Seau age 43
  17. Owen Thomas (NCAAF)

    Slide 21 - Owen Thomas (NCAAF)

    • Age 21
  18. Chris Henry (NFL)

    Slide 22 - Chris Henry (NFL)

    • Age 26
  19. Ryan Freel (MLB)

    Slide 23 - Ryan Freel (MLB)

    • Age 36
  20. Bob Probert (NHL)

    Slide 24 - Bob Probert (NHL)

    • Age 45
  21. Brain Comparisons

    Slide 26 - Brain Comparisons

    • Healthy CTE
  22. Brain Comparisons

    Slide 27 - Brain Comparisons

    • CTE Healthy
  23. If in doubt – sit it out

    Slide 28 - If in doubt – sit it out