Tip Sheets2018-10-25T10:46:20+00:00

Tip Sheets

When we started working with educators on various Tip Sheet topic ideas, teachers were clear that anything over one page long was too much for busy teachers to read. We made a commitment to our readers that each topic would be condensed to one page of critical information.

Over 30 Tip Sheets have been written on the topic of Return to School and Return to Learn and more are being written regularly. Tip Sheets are rotated on this website so that all Tip Sheets are highlighted during a years’ time. This information is excellent for parents, healthcare providers and educators to enable teams to be on the same page with respect to concussion management. We encourage all groups to read the Tip Sheets and share them widely.

School Nurses are VITAL

School nurses are the GATE KEEPERS for students with concussion. They are the first responders when students are injured at school, and the first to typically identify undiagnosed concussions by spotting the RED FLAGS.

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Symptom Wheel

Much attention has been placed on “symptoms” with a concussion. It makes sense, we know now that symptoms are crucial in knowing when the cells have healed enough to be able to put an athlete back to the game. We know that symptoms tell us that calculus is more taxing to a particular student’s brain while physics is harder for another student.

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Elementary School versus High School

School nurses are often the GATE KEEPERS for students with concussion. They are the first responders when students are injured at school, and the first to typically identify undiagnosed concussions by spotting the RED FLAGS.

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NEW Tip Sheet!

Inefficient Brain Cells = Energy Crisis

Empty Tank of Gas Analogy – Due to the inefficiency of the cells, the brain “runs on empty” and flares symptoms, like a car with a very small gas tank. The small-tanked car can leave the garage, it just has to drive a little, fill up, drive a little, fill up…

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