What happens when that awesome brain of yours gets bumped and thumped around a bit inside your skull? That’s called a concussion and it’s a lot more complicated than the doctors who took care of your grandpa or even your dad had any clue about.
This video is for kids and parents of kids who have had a concussion and explains in less than a few minutes the three important things to remember if you’ve had a concussion.
a Primer For Kids and Parents
The “Concussions 101” title is used by Dr. Mike Evans for his short video because it covers the basic information that kids and their parents need to understand when they’ve had a concussion – sort of like the “101” courses you take in college do.
Dr. Evans is a “family practitioner” –– who has a way with little video segments and has “hit the nail on the head” – – with this short summary.
Oh, this is not the complicated medical stuff that we doctors worry about; it’s merely three of the things which are sometimes considered so “simple” that nobody thinks to talk to you about them!
- We don’t wanna make things worse – we follow “return to activity” protocols to prevent life-long secondary damage.
- We can’t predict from the beginning what will happen or how you will do – “we have to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”
- Communication – people presume you’re ok because they can’t see your brain; so, you need to be clear and honest about how you’re feeling.
Your brain is You. Everything you’ve gotten good at is stored in there; all your memories, all your skills for figuring things out for school or life are built into your brain.
Take care of your awesome brain after your concussion!
10 Posts in This Series
- Video- concussion management – 30 May 2016
- Return to Learning - school policies – 18 May 2016
- Video: Concussion 101 – 6 May 2016
- TBI, concussion and early nutrition – 28 Apr 2016
- 5 things to know – 12 Sep 2015
- Football and brain damage – 21 Aug 2015
- 10 scary issues – 18 Jun 2015
- Reading test a predictor of concussion – 30 May 2014
- New guidelines for sports – 27 Jul 2013
- More dangerous than we thought – 24 Jul 2013