MCW Libraries Concussion Display

In October the north display case outside the entrance of the Todd Wehr Library features a display on sports related concussion.  According to the CDC approximately 1.6 - 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the United States each year.  The display includes information on how concussion is defined, symptoms, facts and figures, the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2), Graduated Return to Play Protocol, the State of Wisconsin Sidelined for Safety Act, and more. 

Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP-CN, Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Director of Brain Injury Research, and Kevin D. Walter, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Department of Pediatrics, Program Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care Sports Medicine helped contribute materials for the display.  Dr. McCrea is a member of the group of experts that developed the SCAT2 in 2008.  He will be a speaker at the upcoming 4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport being held in Zurich in November.  Dr. Walter created a multidisciplinary Concussion Clinic at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Concussion Resources

Apps JN, Walter KD editors. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes. New York, NY: Springer; 2012.  MCW Libraries e-book  See ebrary Download Instructions for more information.

McCrea M. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment . Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press; 2008.  MCW Libraries print book

Zollman FS editor. Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management. New York, NY: Demos Medical Pub.; 2011. (Dr. McCrea is a contributing author.)  MCW Libraries e-book   See STAT!Ref Mobile Access for instructions on accessing this title on a mobile device.

4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport

CDC - Concussion - Traumatic Brain Injury - Injury Center
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/index.html

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Concussion Clinic
http://www.chw.org/concussion

Concussion Awareness - Froedtert Health
http://www.froedterthealth.org/concussion

Concussions | Health | Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
http://www.wiaawi.org/Health/Concussions.aspx

Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2)
http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/pdf/tbi-conc-scat2.pdf
 

For more information, contact the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries, 414-955-8302 or asklib@mcw.edu.

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