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Concussion Education For Physicians

Children and teenagers who have sustained concussions need to be closely monitored. Attentive care from pediatricians and physicians can help keep them from suffering long-term, possibly permanent damage.

man complains of concussion to doctor

Who should be screened for concussions?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), physicians should screen individuals who have been injured in:

  • High-speed activities (car accident)
  • Sports and recreational activities
  • Falls, especially from a significant distance
  • Physical mistreatment
  • Blast exposures (military personnel)

How do I determine when my patients can resume their normal activities?

According to the CDC, a patient should not undertake any activity that causes concussion symptoms to reemerge. Physical and mental rest are the keys to recovery.

Clinicians, learn more about CDC recommendations >

Locations

Medical Arts Center (MAC) II – Overlook Medical Center

310 Madison Avenue – Morristown

Morristown Medical Center

741 Northfield Avenue – West Orange

During an emergency, concussions can be diagnosed and treated at Chilton, Hackettstown, Morristown, Overlook and Newton medical centers’ emergency departments.