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  1. FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions - Drugs.com MedNews
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    About Farawyn, RN

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  3. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Thanks for the info, very interesting.
  4. by   LikeTheDeadSea
    ohhhhhhh!
  5. by   cooties_are_real
    thanks.
  6. by   Farawyn
    This is big for me. I see a lot of concussions pas through and the docs are (understandably) reluctant to order a CT every time.
  7. by   MrNurse(x2)
    The most eye opening part of being a school nurse is how common concussions are.
  8. by   cooties_are_real
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    The most eye opening part of being a school nurse is how common concussions are.
    Not only common, but how debilitating they can be. I have had some LD that have to go on home-bound services due to a concussion. Some of the most severe concussions I have dealt with have been non-sport related.
  9. by   Farawyn
    Cheerleading and Field Hockey are our top 2.
    Then football.

    The rest vary.
  10. by   ohiobobcat
    This is very interesting information. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheerleading is brutal as far as concussions go (at least in my experience).

    And the worst head injuries/concussions I have seen as a school nurse have been non-athletic related as well.
  11. by   nmr79
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    The most eye opening part of being a school nurse is how common concussions are.
    So true! This is my first year in a school.
  12. by   Cas1in72
    Thank you for sharing! I fight tooth and nail to make my teachers and parents understand how serious concussions can be. I can say from personal experience, I had more serious injury from cheer ( a concussion and nearly bit my tongue off) than I ever did in track or softball.
  13. by   OldDude
    Nice!! Thanks for the info
  14. by   WineRN
    I'm sharing this with the other nurses in my district. Thanks!

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