Series of six infographics aims to educate about concussion symptoms and treatment

Published on September 20, 2013 at 8:40 AM · No Comments

Just in time for back-to-school and fall sports, a series of six infographics aims to educate players, parents, nurses and coaches about concussion symptoms and treatments, so they can keep their heads in the game. Developed by the physician-researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's "Minds Matter" program, these materials offer the most up-to-date tips for detection and treatment of youth concussions. All six of the infographics and more information about concussions can be found at: http://www.chop.edu/service/concussion-care-for-kids/concussion-educational-tools/.

Suggested captions for each graphic are as follows. Expert interviews available upon request.

1. Symptoms of a Concussion

Symptoms of a Concussion: Kids are back in school and getting ready for the first big game of the season! Fall sports are fun, but it's important for parents, kids, nurses and coaches to know about concussion symptoms and treatments. The symptoms of a concussion can be physical and emotional—from headaches and dizziness to difficult concentrating and feeling depressed. For more information about concussion treatment and symptoms, visit: http://www.chop.edu/service/concussion-care-for-kids/home.html

2. How a Concussion Happens

How a Concussion Happens: Fall sports are in full swing,and CHOP "Minds Matter" program wants you to be fully equipped with the most up to date tips to help detect and treat youth concussions. For more information about concussion treatment and symptoms, visit: http://www.chop.edu/service/concussion-care-for-kids/home.html

3. How Brain Rest Works for Recovery

How Brain Rest Works for Recovery: Now that the kids are back in school and gearing up for fall sports, it's important for parents, young athletes, nurses and coaches to know about concussion symptoms and treatments. CHOP's "Minds Matter" program developed a series of 6 infographics that offer tips for detection and treatment of youth concussions. This one shows the right and wrong ways to recover after a concussion. For more information about concussion treatment and symptoms, visit: http://www.chop.edu/service/concussion-care-for-kids/home.html

4. Road to Recovery

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