Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Concussion- player complaint and observer notation

from Mark Lovell  University of Pittsburgh signs and symptoms of concussion

Signs observed by staff                          player complaint

Appears dazed or stunned                     headache

Is confused about assignment                 nausea

Forgets plays                                         balance problem or dizziness

Unsure of game/score opponent             double or fuzzy/blurry vision

Moves clumsily                                      sensitive to light or noise

answers questions slowly                       sluggish/slowed down

loses consciousness                                "foggy" or "groggy"

behavior/personality change                    concentration or memory problem

retrograde amnesia                                  later sleep problem

anterograde amnesia                                fatigue

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