Carrick Education Centre in partnership with Leitrim Sports Partnership are running a concussion training course. As a teacher, sports coach, volunteer or parent your understanding of concussion is critical in firstly, identifying and managing a potential concussion safely and, secondly, helping students and athletes successfully recover from their injury upon their return to school and sport. Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that carries serious health risks, which are exacerbated by incorrect concussion management steps.
A concussion can occur during PE, playing a sports match, playing on the school yard, cycling to school, or even tripping and falling while playing with friends. In what can be a chaotic experience, knowing the appropriate concussion management steps can make all the difference.
Over the course of 75 minutes, Concussion Coach will deliver an interactive learning experience designed specifically for teachers and sports coaches, volunteers and parents:
Breakdown of signs & symptoms
Debunking myths and misconceptions
Managing the immediate injury (step by step process)
Recovery & Rehabilitation
Post-injury medical pathway advice for parents
Safe return to sport and school
Managing the recovery period in the classroom
Creating a Culture of Concussion Safety
Improving concussion reporting rates among students/athletes
Individual teacher/coach preparation steps and preparing collectively as a school/club
To register for this workshop, please go into the link below and the cost is €20 per person.
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