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Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75 Suppl 4:S131-5. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000482.

Concussion 101: the current state of concussion education programs.

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*Division of Neurological Surgery and §Division of Child Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona; ‡ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, Naperville, Illinois; ¶Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan; and ‖Department of History, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.


Concussion is an important cause of morbidity in young student athletes. The prevention, accurate diagnosis, and prompt management of concussions require that players, parents, coaches, and medical personnel are accurately educated on current concussion data and guidelines. All states have laws that mandate concussion education for high school athletes. There is currently no uniform educational program to disseminate information to student athletes regarding concussions. This article highlights a few nationally recognized educational programs that aim to accurately and effectively inform all members of the athletic, academic, and medical communities about the importance and urgency of concussion.

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