Second-Impact Syndrome

  title={Second-Impact Syndrome},
  author={Sarah Cobb and B. Battin},
  journal={The Journal of School Nursing},
  pages={262 - 267}
  • Sarah Cobb, B. Battin
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of School Nursing
  • Sports-related injuries are among the more common causes of injury in adolescents that can result in concussion and its sequelae, postconcussion syndrome and second-impact syndrome (SIS). Students who experience multiple brain injuries within a short period of time (hours, days, or weeks) may suffer catastrophic or fatal reactions related to SIS. Adolescents are particularly susceptible to the dangers of SIS, and current return-to-play guidelines may be too lenient to protect a student from SIS… CONTINUE READING
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