Sports Concussion Tool Kit

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Phil Hossler, ATC, Michael Collins, Ph.D., Chris Nowinski, John Leddy, M.D., Ron Savage, Ed.D., and Barry Willer, Ph.D.

Product Overview

The Sports Concussion Tool Kit for Athletic Trainers and Coaches includes…

    • Player’s Contract with the Team Poster by Phil Hossler, A.T.C. and Chris Nowinski

      Sample poster is a tool for athletic staff to educate athletes on safety guidelines and reporting the signs and symptoms of concussion.

    • Concussion Policy: A Construction Guide for Schools by Phil Hossler, A.T.C. and Michael Collins, Ph.D. – 56 pages

With concussion being the leading injury among school age student athletes, this concussion guide has essential information, procedures, and forms for athletic departments, educators and administrators to develop a concussion management program that will protect students in all school activities.

Written by national leaders on concussion assessment and management, the authors provide a step by step approach to developing a successful and comprehensive concussion program in schools. This guide describes the roles and responsibilities of school district leaders, a concussion committee, athletic departments and coaching staff, classroom teachers, school nurses, parents and the student-athletes. It is a unique and comprehensive approach to addressing the risks and consequences of concussion among children adolescents in our schools.

    • Getting Ahead of Concussion: Educating the Student Athlete's Neighborhood by Phil Hossler, ATC and Ron Savage, Ed.D. – 48 page manual

Concussion is the most common type of brain injury among children and adolescents in school. By describing the student-athlete's neighborhood, this manual take an innovative and comprehensive approach to educating parents, teachers, physicians, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses, and peers about how the effects of mild brain injury.

    • Concussion, An Educational DVD by Barry Willer, Ph.D. and John Leddy, M.D.

Developed as an educational tool for teachers and trainers to educate students about concussion, this DVD is an effective teaching tool with clear language, graphics and vignettes. It combines lessons in neuroanatomy with student interviews to explain complex issues in easy to understand language with practical suggestions for families and school staff. Five modules cover How the Brain Works, Definition of a Concussion, Metabolic Changes, Symptoms of Concussion, and Concussion Management.

    • Sports Concussion by Ron Savage, Ed.D. – 10 tip cards

Describes how to identify early and late signs and consequences of concussions in athletes. Explains how the severity of a concussion is measured and includes an 8 week Post Concussion Checklist to monitor physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms and recovery.

    • Concussion Recovery in Students by Jeanne Dise Lewis, Ph.D. - 10 tip cards

Helps parents, educators and athletic staff monitor symptoms and track recovery at home and in school. It provides strategies for supporting the student in the classroom with suggestions for temporary accommodations.

    • Concussion Education: In the student-athlete's neighborhood by Phil Hossler, ATC 10 tip cards

When any athlete sustains a sports concussion, sensitive, trained and compassionate neighbors are needed to monitor the athlete’s recovery. For student-athletes, this managing team or neighborhood includes coaches, athletic trainers, parents, physicians, teachers, school nurses and school psychologists along with concussion specialists. This tip card provides checklists and practical strategies on educating everyone on the signs and symptoms of concussion in student-athletes with tips for support and accommodations.

**** As an added bonus,each Sports Concussion Tool Kit for Athletic Trainers and Coaches contains a FREE reprinted article titled, Concussion: Carry-Over in the Classroom by Phil Hossler, ATC. Orginally published in the July 2007 issue of the NATA News, this article details a program that incorporates classroom teachers in the daily care of concussed student-athletes.

Pages Full Kit includes 1 player poster, 2 manuals, 1 DVD, 30 tip cards.
Year 2011


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