Kids and concussions: What parents need to know
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s a good time to make sure parents have the knowledge they need about a relatively common kind of brain injury in children, concussions.
Although a concussion is relatively minor compared to a more serious head injury, the long term consequences are not always minor, especially in the case of repeated concussions. Marti joined Zachery Lashway on KARE 11 News at 11 with the following advice for what parents should do if they suspect their child has suffered a concussion:
1) See a pediatrician right away
2) If confirmed, get a referral to a neuropsychologist
3) Help your child strike a balance of rest & engagement
4) Prevent a second injury
To view the video of this KARE 11 News at 11 segment, play the video box above.
To read Marti’s What Parents Need to Know about Concussions tip sheet, click here.
For ME’s show on repeated concussions with MN Department of Health’s Jon Roesler, click here.