CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT & AWARENESS
New York State Concussion Management and Awareness Act: The Commissioner of Education worked with the Commissioner of Health to produce guidelines for school districts to follow in protecting the health and well being of concussed students.
The law specifies that coaches, athletic trainers, physical education teachers and school nurses receive state approved biennial education regarding concussion awareness and management. The district thinks it is important that parents have access to these same videos, as well as to additional evidence based research regarding concussion management. Below are three solid resources to obtain additional information about the Concussion Management and Awareness Act and to obtain concussion literature
http://www.gonysata2.org/concussion-management/ - Link to NYSATA Concussion Management webpage where you can find out information on concussion protocol.
https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/concussion.htm - Additional information on concussion management from the NYS Department of Health.
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.projectlearnet.org/ - NYS Brain Injury Association