Concussion center dynamics for diagnosis and treatment

Gillian Hotz, Kester J. Nedd

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Abstract

With the increase in attention and research for sport-related concussion (SRC), it seems that every month there are more concussion clinics and centers opening across the United States in order to provide assistance. Also, with every state in the country passing some form of youth concussion legislation for schools, sports leagues, and teams, regulation of SRC has improved. This chapter focuses on the importance of developing a center where a multidisciplinary team of experts assess and treat SRC, but also be a place where education and training is provided to coaches, athletic trainers, school administrators, and other stakeholders as well as place to conduct clinical research. Our experience at the University of Miami’s Sports Medicine Institute has been shared with other programs across the country as a 6 Steps to Play Safe model that includes a countywide concussion-injury surveillance system. Over the years, we have been able to improve training and education which reflects in injury prevention and management of these injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
PublisherElsevier
Pages53-63
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128123447
ISBN (Print)9780128125489
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • 6 steps to play safe
  • Concussion
  • Diagnosis
  • Injury
  • Sport-related concussion
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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