CDC Releases New HEADS UP to Sports Officials for Online Concussion Training – RCPA

The new HEADS UP to Sports Officials: Online Concussion Training was developed through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) to share the latest guidance on concussion safety and prevention. The training provides essential information to help sports officials spot possible concussion signs and symptoms that can help keep athletes safe.

Sports officials will learn how to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion;
  • Determine when athletes should be removed from play due to signs and symptoms of concussion; and
  • Promote a culture of concussion safety.

Illustrated case studies in the training help guide sports officials through practical scenarios they can use in their on-field activities.

Additionally, there are other CDC HEADS UP resources for concussion safety:

Melissa Dehoff is responsible for all medical rehabilitation and brain injury service issues. Ms. Dehoff attends multiple state-level meetings to advocate on behalf of members on brain injury and rehabilitation issues and is a member of the Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board.