Concussion Awareness Certification
Concussions are an incredibly common form of brain injury, one that can happen to almost anyone who receives a traumatic head injury, regardless of age, health or gender.
Everyone, including parents, teachers, coaches and those engaged in physical activity, should be aware of the signs, symptoms and dangers presented by concussions.
Learning more about what a concussion is and how it can be treated can go a long way to keeping you, your family and those in your care as safe as possible, even if a head injury occurs.
This course goes into detail about concussions and concussion awareness. We begin by giving you a brief introduction to the topic, including a discussion of medical definitions.
We move on to talk about the signs and symptoms you need to keep an eye out for if you suspect that a concussion could be present or may occur.
Next, we discuss the risk factors that may indicate that a concussion is more likely to happen.
Finally, we talk about the various treatment methods that can be used once a concussion is diagnosed.
You Will Learn:
- What happens in the brain when a concussion occurs
- What physical and mental signs you need to look out for that may indicate that a concussion is present
- The signs and symptoms you should watch for in children, which can dramatically differ from those in adults
- Which risk factors may lead to a longer recovery period
- Important preventative techniques
Benefits of Taking this Course
- Feeling more confident when working in situations where a head injury could occur
- Being able to quickly and effectively take control of a situation if a concussion is possible
- Understanding more about the various treatment methods for concussions, including when you should visit an Accident and Emergency department of a hospital
- Learning about the importance of following medical advice
- Understanding the risk of concussions, even in non-sports related situations
Who can take the Concussion Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Concussion Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 2.5 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.