Back to School: Managing Sports-Related Concussions

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Greg Putman, MBA, BSN, RN

Originally Presented On: August 10, 2016  90:00 AM PT/10:00 AM MT/11:00 AM CT/12:00 PM ET

Price: SPN members: Free (pre-registration required)/ Non-members: $40

Target Audience: RNs/Pediatric nurses

CNE: *see below*




The Concussion Legacy Foundation estimates that 2.1 million children under the age of 14 play tackle football each year, with 8 million youth soccer players.  Emerging research about the effects of concussions, coupled with increased media coverage of athletes suffering long-term health effects, has lead to an increased awareness, and even fear, amongst parents. A full 100% of 537 parents surveyed by i9 Sports — a youth sports organization that counts more than a million participants — responded they were “affected in some way by concussions.” That survey echoes concerns about concussions reported by a poll released by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, which reported that 94% feel that concussions and head injuries in sports are a public health issue and 65% said traumatic brain injuries are a major problem (see USA Today article).

As a pediatric nurse, are you prepared to care for young athletes who come into your facility showing signs of concussion? Are you equipped to provide advice to the parents of your patients about their long term care and concussion prevention? As football season approaches, and fall sports begin, make sure you have the knowledge of best practices for caring for youth with concussions.

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Continuing Education:

Society of Pediatric Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

1.0 Contact Hour Awarded for successful completion.

Expiration Date (Recording):  August 10, 2018

Successful completion:

  1. View recorded webinar
  2. Complete on-line course evaluation and attestation of completion

Conflict of Interest:

The planners and faculty for this activity report no conflict of interest with the development and presentation of this course.


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