Back to School with Youth Concussion Infographics

symptoms-concussionEver heard the adage a picture is worth a 1,000 words? The physician-researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s “Minds Matter” program certainly think so, as they developed an innovative series of infographics to help prevent and treat youth concussions.
Just in time for back-to-school and fall sports, they released a series of six infographics that aims to educate players, parents, nurses and coaches about concussion symptoms and treatments, so they can keep their heads in the game. These materials offer the most up-to-date tips for detection and treatment of youth concussions. All six of the infographics and more information about concussions can be found at: http://www.chop.edu/service/concussion-care-for-kids/concussion-educational-tools/.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) takes youth concussions very seriously. Beginning in 2011, an interdisciplinary team of concussion experts from across CHOP joined forces to develop a comprehensive network-wide pediatric concussion management program to streamline and standardize concussion diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. The program is called “Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Management.”

The Minds Matter team reviewed current practices across CHOP and the scientific literature on best practice for diagnosis and management of pediatric concussion and developed a new model of care. To make sure each child receives prompt diagnosis and early treatment, CHOP supports its primary care network providers with concussion-specific training, tools for clinical diagnosis and management, as well as patient-family education resources like their website and infographics.


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