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The likelihood of an athlete in a high contact sport experiencing a concussion is as high as twenty percent per season. The good news is that most concussions are followed by complete recovery. Some concussions, however, can lead to more severe injuries if not identified and treated early.
A collaboration of Dignity Health Central Coast and the Barrow Neurological Institute has resulted in the formation of the Dignity Health Concussion Network. This comprehensive program was designed to promote the health and safety of student athletes through innovative education methods, baseline testing, concussion research and immediate access to professional consultation. The Barrow Brainbook, a user-friendly e-learning module, provides sport-related concussion education and strategies for action if needed. With the oversight of a team of highly-skilled professionals in the management of concussion, this program helps to prevent potentially serious brain injuries by educating parents and their student athletes, coaches, and the wider community on how to recognize and appropriately respond to a suspected concussion. This allows local student athletes to enjoy the benefits of engaging in sports without lingering severe brain injuries.
For more information about our concussion education for high school athletes, call 805.988.2658.