Concussion Management in Massachusetts Schools

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 170,000 children and teens are treated each year for sports or recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. Playing or practicing with a concussion is dangerous and can lead to a longer recovery time and an increased risk of developing a more serious brain injury. This course will help you create an environment that supports students who have suffered a concussion that allows them to safely return to learn and play.

Target Audience

Any school health professional wanting to fulfill the annual training requirement in Massachusetts regulation 105 CMR 201.007

Learning Objectives

Lesson One: Overview of Massachusetts Concussion Laws and Regulations

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the groups that 105 CMR 201.000 applies to
  • Summarize three major components of 105 CMR 201.000

Lesson Two: Concussions 101

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain what a concussion is and what causes one
  • Recognize ten signs and symptoms of a concussion and ten 'red flags' that require immediate medical attention

Lesson Three: Return to Learn

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify two types of barriers to learning for concussed students and five modifications that can be made in the classroom to assist in learning.
  • Summarize the five instructions that the written reentry plan must provide guidance on.
  • Identify five student behaviors in the classroom that could indicate the student has a concussion.

Lesson Four: Return to Play

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the condition under which students may begin a graduated return to play protocol
  • Summarize the six steps of the Berlin Protocol 






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