A Note from the School Nurse
Know your Concussion ABC’s….Assess the situation, Be alert for signs and symptoms, Contact a health care professional…*You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms can show up right away or hours or days later. It is important to watch for changes in your child, as well as worsening symptoms, or complaints of “just not feeling right”. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Children and teens are among those at greatest risk for concussion. If your child reports one or more of the symptoms below, or if you notice them yourself, contact a health care professional.
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
Difficulty thinking clearly; Difficulty concentrating or remembering; Feeling more slowed down; Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy; Headache; Nausea or vomiting; Balance problems or dizziness; Fatigue; Blurry or double vision; Sensitivity to light or noise; Does not “feel right”; Irritable; Sad; Nervous; Drowsy; Sleeping more or less than usual;
Please visit the NLCS Health Services Webpage for more information on concussions as well as other important documents for school.