SportMedBC Sport Safety: Concussion Management Workshop

 

Hi everyone, we will be running a rebroadcast of the SportMed Concussion Management Training Session on Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00pm (1 hour 20 min).  This will allow those who were unable to attend the LIVE session an opportunity to receive the same concussion training and earn the SportMed certificate.  This Zoom Webinar sessions is FREE and is limited to 100 participants.  If you are a member of an Association and have not taken a concussion training course in the past (in any sport), then it is recommended that you attend.  One email address per participant.

 

 

This session will fulfill the concussion portion of the BC Lacrosse Association's General Operating Policy, Section 16, Subsection 16.04.  The policy states 'All Teams must have a designated person responsible for initial concussion/head injury assessments during all practices and games.  In addition to having taken a first aid training course, this designated person must have competed a concussion management course and be capable of making an assessment of a concussion/head injury at the time of an incident (this does not need to be the same person).

 

The course will provide:

 

  • Introduction to concussions

 

  • Key challenges of concussions

 

  • When to suspect a concussion

 

  • How to manage a concussed athlete

 

  • How to tackle the somatic, cognitive and neurobehavioral signs and symptoms of concussions 

 

  • Risk factors with not reporting the injury

 

  • Areas surrounding the return to-sport decisions

 

  • And more…..

  

If there are any questions during this Rebroadcast, they will be recorded and sent to SportMed in order to create a general Frequently Asked Questions sheet.  These FAQ’s will then be mailed out to attendees.

 

Once this webinar is completed, a link will be emailed out to you with the final online evaluation link.  Once the evaluation is complete (80% pass) you will receive your Certification of Completion.

 

Registration

 

Wednesday, October 6thhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NXGZml18TwC-AaUX0iBq4w

 

 


 

The BC Lacrosse Association's General Operating Policy, Section 16, Subsection 16.04 states 'All Teams must have a designated person responsible for initial concussion/head injury assessments during all practices and games.  In addition to having taken a first aid training course, this designated person must have competed a concussion management course and be capable of making an assessment of a concussion/head injury at the time of an incident.

 

Due to the need for trained individuals, the BCLA was excited to team up with SportMed BC to offer a Concussion Management Workshop for FREE to our members (parents of the BCLA athletes are also considered members).  The workshop was limited to 100 registrants, but we were able to license the recording of the session.

 

 

 

 

SportMedBC Sport Safety: Concussion Management Workshop

 

This 1.5-2 hour workshop is led by an experienced health care practitioner (ex. Athletic Therapist or Sport Physiotherapist) and focuses on sharing the latest medical and scientific information about brain injuries, sport risk factors and sport related concussion management guidelines.

 

The course will provide an introduction to what a concussion can be defined as, and how it can occur. It also addresses the key challenges of concussions: when to suspect a concussion, how to manage a concussed athlete and how to tackle the somatic, cognitive and neurobehavioral signs and symptoms of concussions. These may present themselves in a variety of unusual ways that all must be taken into consideration when managing any head trauma.

 

Next, the issue of properly addressing and reporting the injury is tackled and the risk factors associated with not reporting the injury and proper concussion management are addressed; such as the possibly catastrophic secondary impact syndrome.

 

Participants will review on-field assessment techniques, including the use of the Concussion Recognition Tool-5, Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT5) and a review of current ‘red flags’. Finally, the area surrounding return-to-learn and return to-sport decisions will be explored, and what the roles of the athlete, parent, coach, teacher and athletic trainer are in this process. There is also a section which talks about concussion prevention strategies, and a list of valuable resources is provided. The workshop will ensure that there is ample time for specific questions from the audience.

 

SportMed Concussion Management Workshop - PowerPoint PDF

 

Once you have viewed the entire video, please email Dave Showers at dave@bclacrosse.com to get the link for the final online evaluation in order to get your Certificate of Completion (80% to pass).  

 

 

 

Thanks to all of the BC Lacrosse Association’s Sponsors & Partners


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