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Recommendations for Post Concussion Care

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DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS

ATHLETE HEALTH CARE

 

Recommendations for Post Concussion Care

  • Use Tylenol Instead of Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) or Naproxyn (Aleve)
  •  Eliminate Cell Phone Use, Primarily Texting
  •  Eliminate Video Game Use
  •  Eliminate Computer Use
  •  Postpone Schoolwork Until Instructed by the Treating Physician
  •  No Reading, Schoolwork or Otherwise
  •  No Listening to Music or Headphone Use
  •  No High Action Television
    • Movies
    • Sports
  •  No Physical Activity

 

RED FLAGS: REFER TO AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH SUDDEN ONSET OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • WEAKNESS OR NUMBNESS IN ARMS/LEGS
  • CHANGE IN STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
  • HEADACHES THAT WORSEN
  • REPEATED VOMITING
  • SEIZURES
  • LOOKS VERY DROWSY/CAN’T BE AWAKENED
  • LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
  • SLURRED SPEECH
  • CAN’T RECOGNIZE PEOPLEOR PLACES
  • INCREASING CONFUSION
  • FOCAL NEUROLOGICAL SIGNS
  • NECK PAIN

 

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