Our goal is to educate the public on the injury of concussion and its treatment.
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Welcome

The Connecticut Concussion Task Force's mission is to increase the knowledge of the population of Connecticut on the injury of concussion. Our role will be to add to the research being done on concussions, standardize care for the concussed patient and educate medical providers on the protocols available for treatment.

 

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Friends

These organizations are all proud supporters of the Connecticut Concussion Task Force.

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Education

In 2008 the CCTF recognized that there was a lack of current knowledge regarding the management and treatment of concussion among athletes and coaches, especially at the high school and youth sports. Therefore, we set out to find ways to better educate the public.

The result of this work is this video (.mmv) or this one (.mp4).

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Baseline Testing

Following a concussion, recovery protocols assess physical as well as cognitive exertion to guarantee that after symptoms have resolved full normal brain function has returned. A baseline test is a useful tool that helps medical providers identify subtle cognitive dysfunction.

Click here to learn more about baseline testing and the usefulness of neurocognitive testing during concussion management.

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The R's of Concussion Management

Recognize that a concussion has occurred.

Remove the person immediately from activity

Refer the individual for medical care

Rest from physical / cognitive activities

Return to activity only after full recovery

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Parents and Guardians
Learn to identify a concussion

If your child sustains a hit to their head face or body and begins to complain of any of the signs and symptoms associated with a concussion, you should assume a concussion has occurred ....

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Student-Athletes
How do I know I have a concussion?

If you have sustained a concussion and are experiencing signs and symptoms, if you receive a second hit to your head, it can be a very serious injury that may end up ...

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Kids and Teens
It's important for me to tell someone.

It is usually easy to see if someone breaks their leg or arm but it is not always as easy for someone to notice that you have had a concussion. Most concussions heal in a few ...

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School Staff
What academic support can be offered?

Concussion can happen to any student and not just student-athletes. It is essential that all school staff recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and be able to assist the student during their injury.

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Coaches and Athletic Staff
How can I prevent a concussion from occurring?

Helmets and protective equipment (mouthguards) have their place, but please remind your athlete that just because they are wearing a "concussion marketed" helmet does not mean they are invincible.

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Health Care Providers
Essential overview of concussion management

Every case of concussion injury must be approached individually; gone are the days of applying a concussion grading system. Physical and cognitive rest is the mainstay of treatment. Arguably the ...

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