Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Welcome back everybody we have more -- a house call for you just tried telling your kids they can't play sports but there are brand new guidelines should keep in -- and how to manage concussions.
When they're involved in athletics doctors and coaches being told if their players get a head injury.
Take him out of the game.
Practicing Willis is just how.
And sensors and more to it well I'm really happy about this and I'll tell you where this is coming from the state of Pennsylvania and we reported on this last summer is way ahead.
It's saying exactly what you just said if they have a concussion.
Get him off the field make a health professional re examine before putting back on now historically Jamie.
They've tried to differentiate if you're blacking out like in other words if you get a concussion and -- lose consciousness.
They were really serious but they failed over the years with -- all of these studies about repeated concussions that it increases your risk from dementia.
In NFL players.
In veterans coming back from war and you know what -- high school students as well a lot of our high schoolers are out there trying to be like their NFL heroes they're lowering their -- They're charging ahead that helmet is not great protection you go once they have a concussion whether it's.
Just that their clock is wrong -- bell is -- Or whether they you'd have pronounced symptoms for greater than fifteen minutes or whether they lose consciousness in all cases they have to stay off the field.
One less thing.
When you have a concussion -- -- -- you to have another one it's not an isolated event.
Concussions come in bunches once you shake the brain like that you more it's more easy to get another time.
And -- -- -- one of the things people can keep in -- I bet is that children's brains are a little softer a little more pliable maybe it's not a stick.
They're really more risk.
Absolutely and I think that -- you know did research in this kind of brain damage and brain trauma concussion is really weak we're lagging years and years behind.
So this guideline that mark was just talking about 1997.
Was basically you pulled a player out and if they haven't had any loss of consciousness and -- -- centers within fifteen minutes to send them back and that's really the big dangers.
Because they can get local college is more attack on the -- just like a heart attack and they can die so the new guidelines basically has what -- called we -- -- return to.
Play that progression.
Any advice -- health care doctor has to examine them -- logically.
Physical exams they have to go through certain exercises before they can get back in and that's really -- big news.
But school budgets don't have the money always for -- doctor on the sidelines and they're only guidelines why isn't mandatory it is going to become mandatory because we need more more research we need more funding in this.
And that you know the sideline exam is really just by looking at your pupils and saying that you know you -- -- if not go back kid it's not gonna cut it anymore.
You know it took issue with one point -- -- -- Jamie -- you're making -- -- but you know what it may not be enough to have the sideline trainer -- the -- -- They can go to their doctor I mean I think it should be actually a physician's note that says you can get back how much of I'm do you have between that hit.
And getting to the doctor well it doesn't look at the point as you need to sit out -- the action at that point you know then you you may -- a day or -- to recover or more you may have persistent -- with a concussion you may have persistent -- you may have persistent loss of judgment.
It there is an issue with how long the symptoms go on but I wanna position but there's not time his time is not an issue of what's happening have to go about all -- his cognitive neurological studies physical exams if they passed thinking about so kids should.
Other parents in this is why I was on my college bowling team.
-- risk of getting -- cannot in the head -- stuck out.
I'm not soccer remember not to brag about my job rating anyway should prepare you know I'm a thousand wrestling government of Iran damn glad now -- -- They.
Recognized and you know.
Filter by section