Any one of our students could take a spill, knock his/her head, and get a concussion in any number of school settings ranging from the hallway, the playground, the cafeteria, and beyond. It is best practice to follow the appropriate steps to maintain the safety and health of students when a possible concussion occurs.
A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Concussions can have a more serious effect on a young, developing brain and need to be addressed correctly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Head Injury/Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents (PDF)
Emergency First Aid Guidelines for California Schools (PDF)