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🧠 The NEW Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 6th International Conference on #Concussion in Sport from the Amsterdam, October 2022 interdisciplinary meeting is OFFICIALLY out via @BJSM_BMJ 📄

🧵 Here are the key takeaways summarized by the article:

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Individuals with persisting symptoms (ie, symptom duration >4 weeks) should be evaluated with a MULTIMODAL CLINICAL ASSESSMENT including the use of standardized and validated symptom rating scales. 2/
The potential long-term effects of Sports Related Concussion & repetitive head impacts (RHI) are areas of ongoing public health interest and concern among both healthcare professionals and the general public. 3/
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Return of Investment (ROI) is always brought up in conversation. As the ONLY Athletic Trainer (AT) working at Bullard HS for 46 days I have provided

• 623 patient interactions (daily avg. of 13.5)
• $3,347.02 in Covid-19 Antigen testing cost savings for 1 team in 1 SESSION! 1/
• $15,690 in healthcare costs and $78,455 to the students and families in indirect costs related to:

1. Students - missing class time to see a doctor.
2. Parents - taking off from work.
3. Athletic Directors - doing medical paperwork associated with athlete injuries. 2/
4. Coaches - assuming secondary roles and providing medical care to an injured athlete
5. School Staff/Teachers - eliminating daily health-care concerns allowing teachers to focus teaching.
6. Doctor’s Office - Paperwork and admin time to document new cases. 3/
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In 21 days, there have been FIVE deaths in sports.
7/26 - 15 y.o collapsed at practice (97°),
8/8 18 y.o - collapsed at conditioning (SCA),
8/9 15 y.o - collapsed at conditioning
8/10 16 y.o collapsed at practice (heat index 105°),
8/10 17 y.o - passed out at practice.
Let that sink in. 5 deaths in 21 days. 4 in the span of 4 days. As ATs, we can advocate all we want, but until EVERYONE is on board (coaches, parents, athletes, admin, officials), this will be a trend we see yearly.
Coaches: if it feels hot, it is hot. If you wouldn't go out there and do the drill, maybe it's a sign the players shouldn't. Adjust drills based on position and even player size and health. Allow more than enough times for water breaks or rest out of direct sunlight, helmets off
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Last month for #vNATA21 @SScarneoMiller & @RLopez1010 held a discussion on Barriers to #CoolFirstTransportSecond. One barrier that is often discussed is rectal thermometry in a high school athlete… but let us ask the question… who is really the one “shutting this down?” 1/
I’ve often heard ATs at the secondary school level say “I’ll never do it” or “my admin says no way!” We can argue for a long time why a lay person would be making this type of medical decision to begin with, but let’s instead focus on how to reach the point of providing best 2/
Practice by utilizing rectal thermometry as a diagnostic tool in identifying and treating exertional heat stroke. My friend @Badfish54 just went through this process at his school. He’s spent some time collecting the research, using position statements and getting expert 3/
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