Intermountain Healthcare is hosting a first-of-its-kind Concussion Education Conference at Park City Hospital. The free two-hour class will feature experts from Intermountain Healthcare who will outline important information about concussions – from recognizing and diagnosing a concussion to treatment options and Return to Sport guidelines.
Coaches, athletes, and parents are invited to take part and learn about the importance of recognizing concussions, which can span from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury.
More than 15 percent (approximately 2.5 million) high school students reported suffering a concussion, with six percent (approximately 1 million) reporting two or more concussions over a 12-month period, according to a 2017 survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC study found that of high school athletes who suffered concussions, 40 percent report their coaches didn’t know the symptoms.
Caregivers will also highlight the importance of baseline testing before a concussion happens, and the Return to Play process in Utah.
To register for the event, of if you have questions, please call 435-565-0790 or email Mac.Brown@imail.org
October 2, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Park City Hospital – Blair Education Center
900 Round Valley Drive, Park City, UT