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Concussions are serious brain injuries
learning to identify the signs and symptoms
brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions
headache, dizziness
difficulty concentrating or remembering
depression, irritability
drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep
direct blow to the head, face or neck, or by a hit to the body
without a reported loss of consciousness
X-rays, or standard CT and MRI scans
identified by a designated and specifically-trained first responder
self-report any signs or symptoms of a concussion to your teacher/coach/trainer/parents
signs or symptoms of a concussion that you observe from a friend/teammate
friend/teammate may not be in a position to recognize the signs and symptoms
medical doctor or nurse practitioner, who would follow-up with informed medical management
consult with a medical concussion specialist