Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs
A—Assess the situation
B—Be alert for signs and symptoms
C—Contact a health care professional
Concussions don’t only happen to athletes on the playing field.
Any one of your students could take a spill, knock his/her head, and get a concussion in any number of school settings ranging from the hallway, the playground, the cafeteria, and beyond.
That’s why—whether you’re a principal, school nurse, teacher or other school professional—the CDC and several other distinguished medical, educational, school-health and school-professional organizations encourage you to use the Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs materials.
This flexible set of materials, developed for professionals working with grades K-12, will help you identify and respond to concussions in an array of school settings.
Order these materials at no cost on the Publications Order Form page.
Download more “Heads Up” videos, PSAs, and web banners or other promotional materials on the Concussion Resources page.
How do you use them?
Information for School Nurses
- CDC/NASN Know Your Concussion ABCs poster [PDF 20 MB] [TXT 1KB]
- Fact Sheet for School Nurses [PDF 526KB] Spanish [PDF 825KB]
- Concussion Signs and Symptoms Checklist (can be ordered as a 25 sheet tear-off pad) [PDF 128KB] Spanish [PDF 123KB]
- Magnet with Concussion Signs and Symptoms [PDF 172KB] Spanish [PDF 158KB]
- Poster with Concussion Signs and Symptoms [PDF 792KB] Spanish [PDF 609KB]
- A-Head Check poster [PDF 2.6MB]
- Fact Sheet for Teachers, Counselors, and School Professionals [PDF 363KB] Spanish [PDF 350KB]
- Laminated Card with Concussion Signs and Symptoms [PDF 213KB] Spanish [PDF 178KB]
- Returning to School After a Concussion: A Fact Sheet for School Professionals [PDF 1.4MB]
- Helping Students Recover from a Concussion: Classroom Tips for Teachers [PDF 756KB]
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC–INFO