With increased incidents of concussion among adolescent girls in the past few years, we saw a need for a more detailed plan of action in managing concussed students. Unlike other injuries, mild-traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, affect students in their ability to engage in both the cognitive and physical aspects of school life.
Through far-reaching examination, we determined there should be greater connection between the individuals involved in supporting the recovery of these students: school nurse, athletic trainer, learning specialists, school counselor, division head, dean of students, advisor, teachers, coaches, athletic director.
The Agnes Irwin School Athletic Department has worked with ATI Sports Medicine to develop a comprehensive concussion management plan. For detailed information about our Concussion Management Plan for student-athletes, please click here.