Rowan's Law Introduced in Ontario
There is exciting news coming out of Ontario today (11/25). Rowan's Law has been introduced to implement the recommendations from an inquest for Rowan Stringer. She was a 17 year-old rugby player who sustained multiple concussions in a few days, and died from second impact syndrome (SIS). For more information about the law, see Rowan's Law.
10 Concussion Predictions for 2015 (my predictions for 2015; written in December 2014)
It's Ok to need help or assistance if you're dealing with a recovery or are a caregiver. It's common for concussees to feel alone, or that they're the only one dealing with such a situation. That's not the case. You're not alone.
I've pulled together many resources for help, both online and in-person. Here's a link to the comprehensive spreadsheet:
Important: A concussion can change in the first several days. Even if you've been cleared by a doctor or an emergency room, symptoms could change or worsen. If you have several concussions within a few days or a week or two, it could result in second impact syndrome (SIS), which could be fatal. If you have any questions or are wondering if you should call a doctor or go to the emergency room, review the information on the CDC site to help make that determination. If you are a teen and are wondering what to do, tell someone: a parent, caregiver, family member, friend, coach, teacher or someone else. CDC link: CDC: Concussion Danger Signs.
- Posted in memory of Rowan Stringer
NPR: Concussions Can Be More Likely in Practices than in Games
Assaults can result in a concussion or TBI. If you receive such an injury, please seek medical assistance. Remember that a concussion can change over a period of several days. So even if you're Ok in the first 24 hours, it might not be the case over the next 48 hours. Symptoms could worsen. For information about what to look for and when to seek medical assistance, see the CDC information about concussion signs, symptoms, and when to seek medical assistance.