Educational Videos


Thanks to our heads up commenter Concerned Mom I perused two videos that she linked up.  They are produced and posted onto YouTube by the Massachusetts School of Law.  In the two-part series you will learn what we know and are learning; being in Massachusetts there is access to the BSTE (Nowinski, Cantu, Stern and McKee group).

Both videos are an hour in length but are again worth the time to sort out some things you may find questionable.  As with most information regarding concussions it is hard to agree with ABSOLUTELY every part of this information, but it is as one person told me “worth posting”.

In the second one at 17:04 mark is where the now famous statement from Dr. Cantu on collisions sports and those under the age of 14.  It echos what we have come to accept at this point.  The way collision sports are being played currently are not a safe ground for youth and adolescent brains.

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4 thoughts on “Educational Videos

  1. A Concerned Mom May 7, 2012 / 14:59

    Dustin,

    Just wondering which information you don’t agree with and if you wouldn’t mind sharing your differences of opinion.

    I’ve noticed that some states seem way ahead of others when it comes to youth concussions. I assume having SLI in the state has made a difference.

  2. Dustin Fink May 7, 2012 / 16:06

    The content is excellent, I think it really boils down to hammering on the right thing… For me and my profession it is athletic trainers… Overall it is recommended by me, I will always find something I don’t like… hahaha

    • A Concerned Mom May 7, 2012 / 16:46

      Thanks for letting me know. I can see your point about athletic trainers, as I’m sure they’re much better at spotting dangerous situations than coaches (I’ve seen kids run bleachers in hot humid weather, turn red, shake and throw-up … it was concerning at the time, but now I know how dangerous it was).

  3. A Concerned Mom May 7, 2012 / 21:12

    Excellent article at sportsconcussions – baseline tests aren’t the answer to the concussion problem, they’re a tool.

    http://www.sportsconcussions.org/ibaseline/component/k2/item/25-thermometers-and-concussions.html

    “Gathering baseline temperatures/test scores does not “prevent” the flu/concussion. Taking the temperature/the neurocognitive test over and over again does not make the flu/concussion heal faster.”

    “Thermometers and neurocognitive tests are both just tools. They are designed to measure the presence, and then the eventual resolution, of infection/concussion within the context of a larger, more comprehensive management protocol, …”

    “Ask yourself, has your community put enough focus (time and money) on flu/concussion prevention, notification, education, treatment and management to get through the upcoming season, …”

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