If you have taught long enough in the physical education classroom, there is no doubt you have likely dealt with a head injury of some type. With all the publicity that head injuries are receiving nowadays it would be wise to be informed of the proper procedures to follow when you encounter an injury. I hate to take the angle of lawsuits and potential job loss, but I could see an opportunistic parent take advantage of an unfortunate situation at your expense. Whatever you do, do not take Rick Pitino’s recent stance, which I equate to the old school “walk it off” philosophy of injury treatment.
The American Academy of Neurology has released this report to help professionals manage an athlete who you suspect has suffered a concussion.