Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is taking the lead on initiating the dialog regarding the appropriate protocols for concussion diagnosis and treatment by hosting the Santa Clarita Valley Concussion Conference.
A brain injury can have serious ramifications so appropriate diagnosis and treatment of concussions is critical to recovery.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty around proper diagnosis and treatment protocols for people who sustain concussions,” said Glenn Dabatos, PT, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. “Our objective for this conference is to help members of our community develop a common understanding for best practices in concussion diagnosis and follow-up care.”
The event will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Henry Mayo Center located on the hospital’s campus. This free conference is open to the community.
Additional objectives include:
Educating parents, coaches and community members on the dangers of traumatic brain
Informing medical providers (doctors,nurses, physical therapists) on appropriate concussion
diagnosis and treatment.
Developing consensus among providers,coaches and athletic trainers as to the steps that should be
taken before a concussion patient is allowed to resume normal activities. Following presentations by physicians who have expertise in concussion diagnosis and treatment, a panel comprised of physicians, athletic trainers and local coaches will review and discuss information presented at the conference and answer questions from the audience.
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About Henry Mayo –
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is a 238- bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975.
Henry Mayo is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a STEMI Receiving Center.
The hospital features state-of-the-art Inpatient facilities, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Catheterization Lab, Infusion Center, Breast Imaging Center and an Outpatient Surgery Center.
Additional services include cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, spine and joint, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call (661) 253-8000.