Fact Sheet for School Staff


Children and adolescents are among those at greatest risk for concussion. The potential for a concussion is greatest during activities where collisions can occur, such as during physical education (PE) class, playground time, or school-based sports activities. However, concussions can happen any time a student’s head comes into contact with a hard object, such as a floor, desk, or another student’s head or body. Proper recognition and response to concussion can prevent further injury and help with recovery.




The signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after an injury or may not appear or be noticed until hours or days after the injury. Be alert for any of the signs or sym
ptoms of concussions that the student may be exhibiting. Also, watch for changes in how the student is acting or feeling, if symptoms are getting worse, or if the student just “doesn’t feel right.”








      


































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