Concussions & IMPACT Testing

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If you suspect your daughter has sustained a concussion, please contact someone from the Concussion Management Team.

Amanda McViker
Head Athletic Trainer
(If your daughter participates in an Ursuline sanctioned sport)

OR

Suzie Murray
School Nurse
462-232-1832

(If your daughter does not play a sport for Ursuline)

AND

Mary Campise
Personal Counselor and Learning Specialist
469-232-1877

AND

Ursuline’s Attendance Office
469-232-3963

If your daughter is an Ursuline athlete, she is required to see a physician who is a Concussion Specialist in order to return to school.

Dr. James Sterling
Texas Orthopaedic Associates LLP
7115 Greenville Ave., Suite 310, Dallas, TX 75231
214-265-3200
(No car accidents)

OR

Texas Health Ben Hogan Concussions Center Plano
6130 W. Parker Rd. Building I, Suite 516, Plano, TX 75093

972-981-7195

If your daughter is not an Ursuline Academy athlete, we strongly recommend she see a Concussion Specialist. Ask your daughter’s treating physician if they are a Concussion Specialist prior to her appointment. Your daughter will need a release form from your daughter’s treating physician in order to return to school.

Ursuline Academy’s Concussion Protocol

Please follow these guidelines, unless otherwise specified by your concussion trained physician, in the days leading up to your appointment.

  • Rest (You can sleep as often and as much as you want, but there is no need to stay in bed all day or wake up every hour once asleep)
  • No technology (no cell phone, iPad, iPhone, computer, or television)
  • No strenuous activities, sports, weight lifting, or physical exercise
  • No driving while symptomatic
  • No reading, writing, homework, or studying (anything involving concentration)
  • Stay in dimly lit, quiet rooms
  • Eat a light and healthy diet
  • Place ice pack on head or neck for comfort if needed

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE A CONCUSSION TRAINED PHYSICIAN AT LEAST 48 HOURS AFTER INITIAL INJURY. Upon returning to school, please see Mary Campise before the start of the school day and before attending any classes. You will need to turn in a Concussion Accommodations Form and Physician Release.

For more information on concussions, please visit: www.cdc.gov/headsup

Concussion Red Flags

Go to the hospital immediately if any of these signs are visible:

  • Worsening headache
  • Very drowsy
  • Can’t recognize people or places
  • Vomiting
  • Escalating confusion
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Increased difficulty with balance/unsteadiness

Concussion Signs & Symptoms

Your student-athlete may experience:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Balance problems
  • Dizziness
  • Double or fuzzy vision
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Feeling foggy or groggy
  • Confusion
  • Concentration or memory problems

You may observe:

  • Dazed or confused appearance
  • Confusion about what to do
  • Forgets plays
  • Is unsure of game/score/opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness
  • Shows behavior or personality changes
  • Can’t recall events prior to or after hit