Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will host a free Youth Sports Concussion Seminar at the Henry Mayo Center on the hospital campus in Valencia on Monday, July 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
In 2012, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in U.S. emergency departments for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or TBI (traumatic brain injury), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A brain injury can have serious ramifications so proper diagnosis and treatment of a concussion are essential for recovery.
At the seminar, parents, coaches and others involved in youth sports can learn how to recognize concussion symptoms and the steps to take if you suspect a child has incurred a concussion.
“Henry Mayo is committed to keeping our young athletes safe,” said Glenn Dabatos, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Henry Mayo. “Our goal is to educate the SCV on the dangers of traumatic brain injury and to provide information on the appropriate protocols. Our expert presenters at this seminar will provide the community accurate information on what steps to take if a child displays concussion-like symptoms.”
Presentations will be given by Andrew Blecher, MD, Sports Medicine, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, and Sarah Ehrsam, MA, ATC, head athletic trainer at College of the Canyons.
Dr. Blecher is board certified in sports medicine. Ehrsam is an adjunct faculty member in the COC kinesiology department. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.
Admission to the seminar is free but reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 661-200-2300, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting henrymayo.com/concussionconference.
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. Currently under construction is a new patient tower that will provide up to 142 additional patient beds. It’s scheduled to be open for public use in 2019.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call 661-200-2000.