Tag: Concussions

Project Brainsafe

Learn More About Project Brainsafe Project BrainSafe is a community-wide collaborative committed to improving the standard of care for concussions. Project BrainSafe’s goal is to improve the recognition, diagnosis and management of concussions for people of all ages living in Central Minnesota. Find out more at BrainsafeMN.com

Understanding Concussions

With 3.8 million concussions occurring each year in the U.S. (based on data from the Centers for Disease Control), awareness about this serious injury is growing. With increased awareness, though, comes the increased possibility for confusion. Did you know that the following could result in a concussion? Slips and falls Motor vehicle accidents/whiplash Sports injuries… Read more »

Concussion Care Plans and their role in recovery

Karla Fleming, MS, SLP-CCC Project BrainSafe Executive Committee Member Outpatient Rehabilitation | CentraCare Health Plaza Previously, we talked about concussion symptoms and the importance of proper identification and care when experiencing a prolonged recovery. Today we’ll discuss an important component of the recovery process — the Concussion Care Plan. Minnesota’ s Concussion Law states when… Read more »

Recognizing concussion symptoms and safety:

Karla Fleming, MS, SLP-CCC Project BrainSafe Executive Committee Member Outpatient Rehabilitation | CentraCare Health Plaza The beginning of the Fall sports practice season is a great time to be reminded about concussion safety. A concussion is a mild brain injury. Studies have shown that greater than 50% of high school athletes admitted hiding a possible… Read more »