What is a Concussion?
According to the Center for Disease Control
, a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury
, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.
Any and all head injuries that occur during BASCS activities will be reported immediately. Because the presence and severity of a concussion cannot be predicted, ALL head injuries should be evaluated by your child’s health care professional.