Athletic Trainer Information

  • ATHLETIC TRAINERS

    JOHN CAPOZZOLO
    j_capozzolo@hotmail.com

    SARA SMEY
    ssnyder1307@yahoo.com

    IMPORTANT MEDICAL DOCUMENTS ATTACHED BELOW!!!! 

    Home Care Instructions for a Concussion

    Following a concussion the following signs and symptoms may occur:

    Headache

    Nausea

    Vomiting

    Dizziness

    Lightheadedness

    Confusion

    Ringing in the ears

    Poor Coordination/Balance

    Difficulty Remembering

    Difficulty Concentrating

    Sensitivity to light and/or noise

    Delayed Responses

    Fatigue

    Fogginess

    Irritability

    Blurry and/or double vision

     

     

    If any of these signs or symptoms worsens please seek further medical care at the nearest emergency room.

    The following are some serious signs to watch for.  If any of these signs or symptoms are observed please seek further medical care at the nearest emergency room.

    Clear fluid or blood from the nose or ears

    Difficulty breathing

    Decreasing level of consciousness

    Seizures

    Vomiting more than once

    Unequal pupil size

    Uncontrollable eye movements

    Difficulty maintaining arousal

    Weakness/numbness in legs or arms

    Neck pain

    Slurred speech

     

    Following a concussion, REST IS KEY! Follow these guidelines over the next 24-48 hours or as advised by athletic trainer:

    Do not take any medications.

    Do not participate in any physical activity including physical education class.

    Drink plenty of fluids.

    Get plenty of rest.

    Keep the use of a computer, video games, tablets and cell phones to a minimum.

    Limit activities that require lengthy mental activity such as homework, school work, and job related activities.

    Eat a well-balanced diet.

    Do not drive.

    Returning to school:  Proper school personnel will be notified after injury (athletic director, school nurse, guidance counselors and teachers). Periodic breaks may be needed throughout the school day. Student-athlete should check in with the ATC the next school day following injury and every day thereafter.

     

     

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