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Concussion Awareness Training Certification Workshop

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Fortius Sport & Health

3713 Kensington Avenue

Suite 2002 B 3713 Kensington Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7

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Sport Safety: Concussion Management Workshop

BCWPA is pleased to offer this workshop in conjunction with SportMedBC.

There are 20 seats available in this course with a maxium of two ear marked for each BCWPA member club. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

This 1.5-2 hour workshop led by an experienced health care practitioner (ex. Athletic Therapist or Sport Physiotherapist) and focuses on sharing the latest medical and scientific information about brain injuries, sport risk factors and sport related concussion management guidelines.

The course will provide an introduction to what a concussion can be defined as, and how it can occur. It also addresses the key challenges of concussions: when to suspect a concussion, how to manage a concussed athlete and how to tackle the somatic, cognitive and neurobehavioral signs and symptoms of concussions. These may present themselves in a variety of unusual ways that all must be taken into consideration when managing any head trauma.

Next, the issue of properly addressing and reporting the injury is tackled and the risk factors associated with not reporting the injury and proper concussion management are addressed; such as the possibly catastrophic secondary impact syndrome.

Participants will review on-field assessment techniques, including the use of the Concussion Recognition Tool-5, Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT5) and a review of current ‘red flags’. Finally, the area surrounding return-to-learn and return to-sport decisions will be explored, and what the roles of the athlete, parent, coach, teacher and athletic trainer are in this process. There is also a section which talks about concussion prevention strategies, and a list of valuable resources is provided. The workshop will ensure that there is ample time for specific questions from the audience.

If you have any questions please email Acting Executive Director Carolyn MacLaren at carolyn@bcwp.ca

*This course is approved for 2.0 BCRPA Continuing Education Credits
*This course is approved for 2 PD NCCP Professional Development Points

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Suite 2002 B 3713 Kensington Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7

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