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					                                                                IN
                                                                 BASEBALL


                                SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS                                                               ACTION PLAN
            Athletes who experience any of the signs and symptoms listed below       If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, you should take the
            after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body may have a concussion.   following four steps:
                                                                                      1. Remove the athlete from play.
                  Signs Observed by                     Symptoms Reported
                    Coaching Staff                          by Athlete                2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional
                                                                                         experienced in evaluating for concussion. Do not try to judge the
                    Appears dazed                           Headache or                  seriousness of the injury yourself.
                     or stunned                          “pressure” in head
                                                                                      3. Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians about the possible
                  Is confused about                     Nausea or vomiting               concussion and give them the fact sheet on concussion.
                assignment or position                                                4. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a
                 Forgets an instruction                  Balance problems                health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion,
                                                            or dizziness                 says they are symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
                  Is unsure of game,
                  score, or opponent                  Double or blurry vision                           IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
                    Moves clumsily                                                           Emergency Medical Services
                                                         Sensitivity to light
               Answers questions slowly                                                      Name:
                                                        Sensitivity to noise                 Phone:
                 Loses consciousness
                    (even briefly)                                                           Health Care Professional
                                                   Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy,
                                                             or groggy                       Name:
                Shows mood, behavior,
                or personality changes                                                       Phone:
                                                          Concentration or
                  Can’t recall events                                                        School Staff Available During Practices
                                                          memory problems
                  prior to hit or fall                                                       Name:
                                                             Confusion                       Phone:
                  Can’t recall events
                   after hit or fall                 Does not “feel right” or is             School Staff Available During Games
                                                          “feeling down”                     Name:
                                                                                             Phone:
July 2010




                       For more information and safety resources, visit:
                                  www.cdc.gov/Concussion.                                IT’S BETTER TO MISS ONE GAME THAN THE WHOLE SEASON.
                                                                IN
                                                                 BASEBALL


                                SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS                                                               ACTION PLAN
            Athletes who experience any of the signs and symptoms listed below       If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, you should take the
            after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body may have a concussion.   following four steps:
                                                                                      1. Remove the athlete from play.
                  Signs Observed by                     Symptoms Reported
                    Coaching Staff                          by Athlete                2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional
                                                                                         experienced in evaluating for concussion. Do not try to judge the
                    Appears dazed                           Headache or                  seriousness of the injury yourself.
                     or stunned                          “pressure” in head
                                                                                      3. Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians about the possible
                  Is confused about                     Nausea or vomiting               concussion and give them the fact sheet on concussion.
                assignment or position                                                4. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a
                 Forgets an instruction                  Balance problems                health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion,
                                                            or dizziness                 says they are symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
                  Is unsure of game,
                  score, or opponent                  Double or blurry vision                           IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
                    Moves clumsily                                                           Emergency Medical Services
                                                         Sensitivity to light
               Answers questions slowly                                                      Name:
                                                        Sensitivity to noise                 Phone:
                 Loses consciousness
                    (even briefly)                                                           Health Care Professional
                                                   Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy,
                                                             or groggy                       Name:
                Shows mood, behavior,
                or personality changes                                                       Phone:
                                                          Concentration or
                  Can’t recall events                                                        School Staff Available During Practices
                                                          memory problems
                  prior to hit or fall                                                       Name:
                                                             Confusion                       Phone:
                  Can’t recall events
                   after hit or fall                 Does not “feel right” or is             School Staff Available During Games
                                                          “feeling down”                     Name:
                                                                                             Phone:
July 2010




                       For more information and safety resources, visit:
                                  www.cdc.gov/Concussion.                                IT’S BETTER TO MISS ONE GAME THAN THE WHOLE SEASON.

				
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