Traumatic Brain Injury
1. Recognize the symptoms of PCS/TBI and rapidly respond prior to the development of permanent brain damage.
2. Quickly assess the severity of a brain injury presented to the emergency room (e.g., Glasgow Coma Scale).
3. Promptly identify the symptoms of PCS/TBI, even when classic signs are absent.
4. Utilize guidelines for evaluating athletes to return to play and be prepared to update others involved in the athlete's treatment.
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Donald Jeanmonod, MD, FACEP, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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