FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robyn Truslow
Concussion Discussion with Children’s National Medical Center
Last fall, Calvert Library partnered with the Calvert Soccer Association to share more information about the potentially devastating effects of an ignored concussive head injury. The overall takeaway that evening was that even a mild concussive event should never be downplayed as “Just a bump on the head.” Someone who returns to their game or practice before their brain function is back to pre-injury baseline levels is at significant risk for a more severe or potentially catastrophic injury.
On Tuesday, July 14, 7-8:30pm, Calvert Library Prince Frederick and Calvert Soccer Association will host the Children’s National Medical Center Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program to improve the general knowledge and skill of those in our community who work with athletes and children regarding baseline testing and the specific treatment of people with concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. If you or your child participates in sports; if you coach an athletic team or if you just play rough in your backyard and have been known to “see stars;” this class is for you. If you have friends, relatives or neighbors that this might apply to, please invite them. You might save a life or prevent permanent brain damage by learning how to respond to a “bump on the head.” If you are not able to attend, then you can explore the Children’s National Medical Center SCORE website to learn more about baseline testing and concussion recovery. You can even get an app for your phone to support the assessment of head injury since a concussion is not as obvious as, say, a compound fracture. The event will provide an opportunity for Q&A so come ready to learn how to keep your favorite athletes safe and healthy. For more information, call Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
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