A Deeper Understanding of Concussion

This short course will take your understanding of Concussion and Head Injury Assessment further than is possible on a first aid course. Includes a Concussio ...


First Aid Training Cooperative, Scotland
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This course is available on the First Aid Training Cooperative website.



The presentation consists of 1 hour and 20 mins of self paced learning, which can be started and stoped as you please.  It takes you through a presentation that remains non-technical whilst covering the following aspects: 

  • Head Injury Reminder - Three types of Head Injury.
  • What is concussion? Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) classification.
  • Mechanics of a mTBI. What is actually happening to the brain during various forms of trauma.
  • Second Impact Syndrome - fatal in c. 50% of cases where an existing concussion has not healed.
  • Long term impacts of concussion.
  • The Job of the First Aider.
  • How to Perform a Head Injury Assessment. A detailed look at the Concussion Recognition Tool, and how to use it in practice.
  • Red Flag Symptoms
  • Observable signs
  • Physical Head Injury Assessment
  • Symptoms of Concussion
  • Cognitive Ability Assessment
  • What to do if you suspect a concussion
  • Ongoing monitoring and casualty management 
  • Baseline testing
  • Concussion Recovery Overview and general advice

The course includes a free download of the Concussion Recognition Tool

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First Aid Training Co-operative's mission, first and foremost, is to provide first aiders with the knowledge and confidence to save lives. We are dedicated to delivering first aid training to businesses, the voluntary sector and local authorities as well as individuals from all walks of life.

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