• Concussion Information

     
    The Haltom High School Athletic Training Staff follows the recommendations of Texas HB 2038
     
    We work in close contact with the physicians at the following offices but you are more than welcome to choose your own concussion trained physician.
     

    Texas Health Resources Concussion Center
    Ben Hogan Center

    800 5th Avenue Suit #402
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Phone: 817-250-6870

     

    Fort Worth Orthopedics
    Harris Place
    1651 W. Rosedale, Suite 100
    Fort Worth, Texas 76104

    Phone: 817-433-3450

    Concussion Take Home Info

    Report to hospital immediately if any of the following symptoms occur:

    • Headaches or neck pain that worsens
    • Bleeding or clear fluid draining from the nose or ears
    • Blurred or double vision
    • Weakness in the arms and or legs
    • Pupils that do not react to changes in light
    • Nausea and/or vomiting
    • Decreasing level of consciousness/ a loss of consciousness
    • Confusion, irritability, unusual drowsiness, amnesia (inability to recall names and places)

    Treatment: It is OK to:

    • Rest (nothing that raises your heart rate/makes you sweat)
    • Observe your child
    • Take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in over the counter doses
    • For a minimum of 72 hours or until otherwise advised: no video games, TV, cell phone (only talking permitted, no texting or emails), iPod, computer use
    • While still experiencing symptoms limit use of TV, cell phone, and iPod to 30 minute segments every 4 hours
    • Return to school following the advice of the athletic training staff
    • Rest/Sleep as much as possible
    • Make sure to consistently eat which includes all normal meals as well as including snacks throughout the day

    There is NO NEED to:

    • Check eyes with flashlight
    • Wake up every hour
    • Test reflexes Stay in bed

    DO NOT:

    • Take aspirin
    • Drink alcohol
    • Drink energy drinks or other drinks with caffeine