Concussions and the
Youth Athlete
Thursday, February 27
7 to 8:30 PM
Northern Westchester Hospital
Conference Center

Christina Dochtermann
Kristy Lavinsky

Committee Members
Katy Bray
Leah DeSantis
Lara DiCorpo
Amy Ferguson
Doris Freedman
Jennifer Gefsky
Emily Hanlon
Christine McKenney
Gretchen Menzies
Amy Oringel
Keri O'Shea
Kerry Tomson

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Concussions and the Youth Athlete

Presented by Victor Khabie, MD, Jim Dwyer, MD and Anna Alshansky, MD

According to the CDC, emergency department visits for sports and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries including concussions among children and adolescents increased by 60 percent over the past decade.

To address these issues in our community, Dr. Victor Khabie, Dr. Jim Dwyer, Dr. Anna Alshansky and Adam Cohen, PT, DPT will share what parents, coaches and athletic trainers need to know about concussions including the signs and symptoms, what happens when your child has to be evaluated and how to manage the injury.

The following will be discussed:

      • The definition of a concussion; the signs and symptoms of a concussion; on-field management of head injuries; and what coaches, athletic trainers and parents need to know about concussion management in the acute setting.
      • Evaluation of head injury in the emergency department; assessment for associated injuries - spinal injury, facial fractures, & other trauma; when to obtain imaging of the brain; and understanding when injuries are more serious than a concussion.
      • What happens during a pediatric neurology consultation and when there is need for further testing.
      • Principles of concussion management and the short-term and long-term complications of concussions.
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NWH is a not-for-profit hospital and it does not receive tax payer support. The $10 fee associated with this event is used at NWH to bolster the expertise, technology and humanity that are the cornerstones of our care.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $10.00 ea.

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