In a recent survey study conducted in conjunction with the Association for Camp Nursing, less than half of respondents reported comfort in managing concussion at camp or having a standardized guideline for managing concussions that they follow. Additionally, half reported that following a head injury, they would immediately send a child home or to an emergency department, even without concern for head bleed. Many also reported they would require that a child rests until he/she is completely symptom-free.
To help address these concerns and share the state-of-science strategies for managing concussions, experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Concussion Care for Kids program held a webinar to improve knowledge and skills, as well as increase confidence in managing recovery, while a child with a concussion remains at camp.
- Understand current practices, barriers and concerns regarding managing concussions at camp
- Be able to describe best practice strategies for managing concussions
- Know how to provide appropriate rest and rehabilitation at camp for youth with concussion diagnoses
- Know when to seek higher level of care
To view the recording and download slides from the webinar, please visit our Concussions at Summer Camp Webinar resource page.
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