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Concussions: School Nurses Heading the Crisis

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been awarded 1.0 CH through the New York State Nurses Association Accredited Provider Unit.

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training “IACET” and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

The New York State Nurses Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU for this program.

In order to receive contact hours/CEUs participants must view the recorded presentation, pass a comprehensive exam with at least 80%, and submit an evaluation. Contact hours/CEUs will be awarded until October 2, 2020.

NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support or sponsorship has been received. NYSNA Program Planners and Presenters declare that they have no conflict of interest in this program.

Course Introduction

In New York State (NYS) approximately 50,500 children under the age of 19 visited the emergency department for traumatic brain injury, of which 3,000 were hospitalized in 2009 (New York State Public High School Athletic Association, n.d.).  A law was passed in NYS that took effect in the summer of 2012 called the Concussion Prevention and Management Act to address this significant issue.

As part of this lawschools are required to have a Concussion Prevention and Management Team to work towards decreasing the number of students who incur a concussion, and to manage the student at school to avoid long term effects from concussions when they do happen - it is vital for School Nurses to be on that team.  The intention of this program is to enhance the knowledge of the School Nurse in order to be as effective as possible to meet the goals of the team.

Presented by:Lucille Contreras Sollazzo, BSN, RN-BC, NPD

Concussion written on chalkboard


Presentation Objectives

At the conclusion of this recorded presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • List the causes of a concussion and preventative measures.

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of a concussion.

  • Name post-concussion management and return to school activities.

  • List the role of the school nurse in concussion management in the school setting.

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