A concussion is a disturbance in the function of the brain caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Concussions can result in a variety of symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, visual disturbances, hearing problems, drowsiness, irritability, and difficulty remembering or concentrating.
Camp Hill School District understands the seriousness of concussions and their impact on a student’s physical and mental health. We have implemented a Concussion Management Team to follow students that have sustained a concussion understanding that physical and cognitive rest is an important part of a student’s recovery. The Concussion Management Team consists of Symptom monitors (School Nurses and Athletic trainer) and Academic Monitors (Guidance Counselors). Together the academic monitor and symptom monitor will work with students and families to discuss symptoms and appropriate accommodations for the classroom and athletic field.