Concussion Management

Instructor
Robin Bowman
Senior Associate, SportRisk

 

Concussions are one of the most common injuries in sports and recreation, with 1.6 to 3.8 million instances per year in the United States alone. In the field of campus recreation, the question is not ‘if’ a concussion is going to occur, but ‘when’.

Recreation departments can no longer take a hands-off approach, expecting participants to take care of themselves. Class-action lawsuits like those against the NCAA and NFL, along with laws that have been passed across North America (e.g. Rowan’s Law in Ontario), have made it clear that those who offer sporting activities need to have a plan in place to appropriately handle concussions

Course Goal

This online course will help you understand concussions, assemble a concussion care team and develop a concussion plan for your department.  Special attention will be paid to the development of a concussion training plan i.e. concussion education & awareness; how to recognize potential concussions; and what to do if an injury is suspected.  We’ll also highlight the importance of having good concussion protocols in place.

Course Description

The SportRisk Concussion Management  course will help campus recreation professionals create a concussion plan for their department that includes education, recognition & response, and criteria for return to participation. The course is appropriate for professionals at any stage of their career, but especially those tasked with creating a concussion plan for their department. Participants will complete the SportRisk Concussions Best Practices Audit during the first week of the class (included in course registration).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:
1. Know how their department’s concussion plan compares to industry best practices.
2. Know what concussions are, how they are caused, and common signs & symptoms.
3. Be familiar with concussion sideline assessment tools used by medical staff and lay responders.
4. Develop a concussion care team.
5. Create a concussion plan.

Course Length

This is a 4 week course spread over 5 weeks (there are no assignments the week of U.S. Thanksgiving). Course work and assignments should take approximately 5-7 hours per week.

Course Features

  • Online format means students work at their own speed, in their own time
  • Videos used to deliver online ‘lectures’
  • Small class size maximizes class interactions
  • Course participants establish a network with colleagues from across North America
  • Results-oriented assignments are based on real events
  • ‘Certificate of Completion’ issued to all participants who successfully complete the course.

Who is Course aimed at?

The course is aimed at campus recreation staff who are creating or updating their department’s concussion plan.

Course Outline

Maximum course registration: 16

Inaugural Course: November 18, 2019

Register now to secure your place.
To register: click on ‘Add to Cart’ and pay for course through PayPal.

Course Fee: $550 USD

 

To get more information contact Robin Bowman directly at robin@sportrisk.com

The Sports Club class has been a jewel. I have learned a lot of information about my own sports clubs program just by taking this course. It has shown me some gaps in my training, our staff’s training, as well as our program. It has also showed me that we are not alone in our concerns and problems!

Liz Henry

Asst. Director of Sports and Rec Clubs, UCSD

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