Concussion Essays

National Football League

Football is a popular American team sport. Players can start young by participating in youth leagues and then work their way up through high school teams, college teams, semi-pro teams and finally, professional teams in the National Football League. Players can play tag football or tackle football. Tackle football involves much more physical contact. Though football is a source of exercise, it can be dangerous if not played correctly. Physical Conditioning Football players undergo demanding workouts and tough training programs…

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Managing Paediatric Illness

Accidents will happen however careful you carry out risk assessments and supervise children. That is why it is recommended that practitioners take a first aid course. There has to be at least one first aider present at all registered settings. The aims of first aid are often remembered as the three p’s, these are: Preserve Life. Prevent the condition from worsening. Promote recovery. Sometimes first aid is all that is necessary- for instance, common minor injuries such as grazes can…

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Concussions in Football

The quarterback drops back into the pocket and begins looking down field towards his receivers. One of the defensive linemen breaks through the offensive line and the quarterback quickly throws the ball away, but not before he is slung to the ground. As the quarterback lands on the ground, his head cracks back and hits the turf with tremendous force; and despite wearing a protective football helmet, the quarterback suffers a severe concussion. Concussions happen weekly in the NFL to…

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