Concussion Education

Dial 911 for all trauma injuries

A concussion is a type of trauma brain injury that results from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head (or by a hit to the body) that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Although one concussion is seldom life-threatening, the effects can still be serious.

According to the CDC, in 2012, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or traumatic brain injury.

Effective Nov. 1, 2016, the Oklahoma State Legislature required that all school districts and youth sports organizations or associations develop policies and procedures to inform and educate coaches, game officials, team officials, athletes and their parents or guardians about the nature and risk of concussion and head injury. In addition, players who are suspected of sustaining a concussion shall be removed from play and may not participate until the athlete is evaluated and cleared by a licensed health care professional. OU Medicine wants to ensure schools, coaches, parents and athletes have access to trauma specialists with up-to-date concussion education.

OU Medicine’s Trauma Program and Pediatric Neurosurgical Specialists are offering a free concussion education.

What’s included:

  • Discussion and presentation over sports related traumatic brain injury including concussions and Q&A with medical staff over sports related TBI information.
  • What to look for if your child or athlete may be suffering from a concussion.
  • “Return to play” guidelines and steps following a concussion.
  • A CDC created fact sheet for parents to take home to discuss with your athletes.

How do you request concussion training be brought to your child’s sports organization?
Fill out the form below. 

Concussion Education 

Training Signup

Thank you for your interest in the concussion training program.

OU Medicine’s trauma program and pediatric neurosurgical specialists are offering a free educational concussion class.

What’s included:

  • Discussion and presentation over sports-related traumatic brain injury, including concussions and Q&A with medical staff over sports-related TBI information.
  • Symptoms of a concussion.
  • “Return to play” guidelines and steps following a concussion.
  • A CDC fact sheet for parents and caregivers.

If you'd like more information or would like to request training for your school or business, please fill out the form below. 
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