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Reducing Harm of Concussion for Young Athletes: Methods and Policies

Sports-related concussion among school-aged athletes has emerged as a major public health issue over the past several years. Not only does concussion affect a young athlete's physical wellbeing for a period of time, but it also has a significant effect upon the student's ability to learn and function in a classroom environment. This on-demand webinar will focus on the provisions and implementation of state laws passed in 49 states and the District of Columbia, including so-called return-to-learn requirements, as well as methods used in returning students who have suffered a concussion back into the learning environment. The on-demand webinar will also help coaches, teachers and administrators in recognizing when a student has suffered a concussion and what steps they can take in ensuring a safe and successful return to academics and athletics. Finally, you will learn the importance of having specific policies and procedures in place for safe and effective management of all students and athletes who have suffered a concussion, and will consider some potential legal issues associated with return-to-learn policies.


Runtime: 60 minutes
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Agenda

Concussion Basics

  • What Is a Concussion?
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • What Athletes Are at Highest Risk?
    • Age
    • Sport

Acute Concussion Management

  • On the Field Evaluation
  • Who Needs to Go to the Emergency Department?

Returning to Learning: Academic Challenges

  • Academic Accommodations
    • Initial
    • Longer Term
  • Symptoms Management
  • Potential for Long-Term Academic Issues

Preparation and Prevention

  • Coach Education
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Rules and Equipment
    • Current and Future Rules Changes
    • The Role of Equipment Helmets and Headgear

State Legislative Approaches

  • Rapid Adoption of State Concussion Laws From 2009 to 2013
  • What Do the Laws Require?
  • How Will We Know Whether They Are Working?

Implementation of State Youth Concussion Laws

  • Factors That Are Helping With Implementation (Best Practices)
  • Factors That Are Hindering Implementation
  • Lessons Learned For Future Public Health Policymaking and Policy Evaluation

Additional Legal Considerations Related to Youth Sports Concussions

  • Return-to-Learn Provisions
  • Fulfilling the Education Requirements Under State Laws
  • Misleading Equipment Claims
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This course was last revised on February 12, 2014.

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Michael Koester

Michael Koester

Slocum Orthopedics

Dr. Michael Koester

  • Director of the Slocum Sports Concussion Program, Eugene, Oregon
  • Chair, National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee: 2009 to 2012
  • NFHS Award of Merit, 2013, the Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally
  • Host and lead content expert for “Concussion in Sports: What You Need To Know” NFHS; over 1.2 million viewings since 2010
  • Co-host and content expert for “Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook” ORCAS, Inc. 2012
  • Chair, Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Medical Aspects of Sports Committee: 2008 to present
  • Presented on multiple sports medicine topics at state, regional and national meetings
  • Board certified in pediatrics and sports medicine
  • Member, U.S. Lacrosse Safety Committee: 2009 to 2012
Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Kerri McGowan Lowrey

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Kerri McGowan Lowrey, J.D., M.P.H.

  • Deputy director, Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region, at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • More than 13 years of experience in public health law and policy research, as well as primary and secondary legal and legislative research, and analysis
  • Presents and lectures regularly at national public health and legal conferences and meetings, on youth sports concussion laws and their implementation
  • Provides legal technical assistance to a number of organizations on TBI and other injury prevention laws, including the Children’s Safety Network, the Massachusetts Athletic Trainers Association, the Northeast and Caribbean Injury Prevention Network, and various state departments of health and education
  • Former Cancer Prevention Fellow and Cancer Research Training Award Fellow at the National Cancer Institute
  • Writer/co-writer of three peer-reviewed publications on public health laws, as well as a paper on implementation of youth sports concussion laws that is currently under review
  • Memberships include the Law Section of the American Public Health Association (program chair, 2011 to 2015); American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics; University of Maryland Working Group on Sports Injury Prevention, 2012; Safe States Alliance (policy committee 2013, 2014)
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law; M.P.H. degree, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; A.B. degree, Brown University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or [email protected]
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Product ID: 391125
Published 2014
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