1. Monitor yourself or your child for symptoms that would denote the need for a hospital visit. (This is not a comprehensive list of all possibly dangerous symptoms and anything that worries you as a parent, friend or patient should get checked by a properly trained medical professional immediately.) Someone who has sustained a concussion should not be left alone until they have been seen by a qualified medical professional.
- A headache that gets worse
- Extreme drowsiness and someone who can’t be awakened
- Cannot recognize people or places
- Repeated vomiting
- Behave unusually or seem confused; are very irritable
- Have seizures
- Have weak or numb arms or legs
- Are unsteady on your feet; have slurred speech
2. If no symptoms denoting an emergency room visit are present then call TRCC and book an appointment with the Athletic Therapist. This should be done as soon as possible. If you have any questions the staff at TRCC will be happy to answer them or you will be directed to the Athletic Therapist if more information is needed.
The best concussion care involves early recognition and proper management of symptoms. We are happy to do anything we can to make this an easy process for you and your family.