Risks and Solutions: Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Injuries

Risks and Solutions: Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Injuries is an online training module for school administrators, coaches, and others who work with student athletes. It is available 24/7, and defines and clarifies the serious risks and consequences of brain and spinal injuries for student athletes. Trainees will learn the impact of brain and spinal injuries on student athletes; how to recognize the signs of injuries; and how to prevent further injury and allow for recovery.

Trainees will learn:

  • What is a concussion?
  • Types of concussions
  • Acts that can cause a concussion or spinal injury
  • Who is most likely to sustain such injuries?
  • How brain and spinal injuries can be made worse
  • What to do when a brain or spinal injury is sustained
  • The liabilities associated with brain and spinal injuries
  • How to prevent brain and spinal injuries from becoming worse


Risks and Subjects Covered:        

  • Student Safety:  Trainees learn about brain and spinal injuries with special emphasis on concussions; the signs of concussions; how concussions can lead to death or permanent injury; how trainees need to respond to concussions.


  • Liability: Trainees will learn how not responding properly to student brain and spinal injuries cannot not only lead to fatal injuries, but also to legal liability.


  • Proper safety practices: Trainees are encouraged to address concussions quickly; to communicate with students, teachers, and parents about concussions; and to work together with parents and caregivers to provide a plan for recovery.


  • Loss Prevention: Trainees learn the importance of observation; reporting injuries promptly; enforcing policies; cooperating with parents and health care providers; and refraining from allowing student athletes to return to play too early.


Audience: Administrators, teachers, coaches, and others who work with student athletes

Format: On-demand video, compatible with iOS devices

Length: 18-20 minutes

Trainer Available: Yes. Questions are received and answered via email from McCalmon trainers.

Language: English

Testing: Yes. Includes a pre- and post-questionnaire of five questions.

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Written Materials: Yes

Interactive Scenarios: Yes

Closed Captioning: Yes

Customization: Yes. The module can be changed to incorporate organizational policies and procedures; state or regulatory statutes, and can be adapted to other languages.

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