eBook Kids, Sports, and Concussion: A Guide for Coaches and Parents, 2nd Edition

  • William Paul Meehan III
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858039
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858031
  • DDC: 617.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 236 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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A comprehensive summary of sport-related concussion for parents, coaches, and athletes that considers the physics and biology behind the injury, identifies what can be done to reduce the risk of its occurrence, and describes how to properly respond to a suspected concussion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What is a Concussion?.
2: Sport-Related Concussion: How Common it is.
3: Risk Factors for Concussion: What Factors are Associated with an Increased Risk of Sustaining a Concussion or Suffering a Long Recovery?.
4: Sports Equipment: Helmets, Mouth Guards, and Concussion Prevention.
5: New Medical Information: Why Concussion is Taken So Seriously Now.
6: “Neuropsychological” or “Neurocognitive” Testing: What it is and Which Athletes Should Have It.
7: The Acute Assessment and Management of Sport–Related Concussion: What Happens When an Athlete Sustains a Concussion.
8: Potential Therapies: What Can Be Done to Help an Athlete Recover.
9: Assessing Recovery from Concussion: When Is It Safe for an Athlete to Return to Sports?.
10: The Ethical Considerations of Sports Participation: Should Children Be Allowed to Play a Sport That Carries a High–Risk of Concussion?.
11: Prevention: Ways to Prevent an Athlete from Sustaining a Concussion.
12: The Cumulative Effects of Concussion: How Many is Too Many?.
13: Preventing Long–Term Problems: Considering Whether the Cumulative Effects of Concussion Can Be Prevented.
14: The Female Athlete: Are Girls and Boys Different When it Comes to Concussion?.
15: Setting Up a Concussion Program.
16: The Future: What Medical Research May Lead to in the Future.
17: In Their Own Words: Athletes from the Sports Concussion Clinic of Boston Children’s Hospital.
18: Definitions and Team Members: Understanding Who Will Help Care for the Athlete with a Sport-Related Concussion.
Appendix Boston College Sports Medicine Guidelines for Care of the Concussed Student-Athlete.
Series Afterword.
About the Author.
About the Series Editor.