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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. 

Kids at a playgroundAny 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.

Download or Order Free Materials

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?

 

For school professionals
For school nurses

 

For information on concussion in sports, see Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports and Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports.

Again, remember your concussion ABCs

 
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