CONCUSSION CARE SUPPORT
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Doctor Zo, DC [ 310.926.0857 ]
The Dr. Zo assessment is carried out in a clinical setting and it involves
- · Taking a comprehensive history of the players condition
- · Symptom evaluation
- · A cognitive screen, which is a measure of orientation and immediate memory.
- · A measure of concentration
- · A neurological screen
- · Delayed recall
The results of the assessment are compared to a previously conducted baseline assessment or to normative score and are used to confirm a concussion.
Seek emergency care for an adult or child who experiences a head injury and signs and symptoms such as:
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- A loss of consciousness lasting longer than 30 seconds
- A headache that gets worse over time
- Fluid or blood draining from the nose or ears
- Vision or eye disturbances, such as pupils that are bigger than normal (dilated pupils) or pupils of unequal sizes
- Ringing in the ears that doesn’t go away
- Weakness in the arms or legs
- Appearing very pale for longer than an hour
- Changes in behavior
- Confusion or disorientation, such as difficulty recognizing people or places
- Slurred speech or other changes in speech
- Obvious difficulty with mental function or physical coordination
- Changes in physical coordination, such as stumbling or clumsiness
- Seizures or convulsions
- Lasting or recurrent dizziness
- Symptoms that worsen over time
- Large head bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead in children, especially in infants under 12 months of age
Method of use
An athlete displaying obvious signs of concussion on pitch are immediately withdrawn from play and an immediate./on-field assessment is carried out. In this case completing an off-field assessment is not required.
An athlete who gets involved in an event with potential to cause a concussion, but without obvious signs and symptoms of concussion may be allowed to continue playing while being monitored. An off field assessment tool should then be completed after play.
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