ERIC Number: EJ1206175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Use of Mobile Phone Applications for Concussions When Athletic Trainers Are Not Present
Howard, Julie; Dorgo, Sandor; Salvatore, Anthony; Boyle, Jason B.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v90 n2 p43-51 2019
Concussions continue to be an injury that is confusing for healthcare professionals, athletes and parents alike. This confusion stems from the fact that not every concussion presents or resolves in the same way. What is known, however, is that coaches must have appropriate screening and identifying practices in place for every athlete at every level. This article reviews which smartphone applications follow best-practice guidelines for helping parents and coaches at the youth level when a concussion is suspected. Collegiate and professional athletes have access to an athletic trainer and often a team of doctors to help in the diagnosis of a concussion, but coaches must find a way to help the younger athletes who often do not have an athletic trainer available to them immediately following an injury.
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Head Injuries, Athletes, Educational Practices, Best Practices, College Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Identification, Clinical Diagnosis, Barriers, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Incidence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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