A Florida company announced today that a number of organizations and other entities are supporting the need for proper concussion education in sports by supporting the introduction of its software application.
PAR, Inc. said the following companies and organizations “have shown their commitment to concussion research and education by becoming PARtners: The Children’s National Medical Center, the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, Safe Kids USA, MomsTeam, Xenith, Sports Legacy Institute, the Youth Football Coaches Association, and the Brain Injury Association of Maryland.”
The company says its application, called the Concussion Recognition & Response™, can help coaches and parents recognize whether an individual “is exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a suspected concussion. The app also features home symptom monitoring that can be e-mailed to a health care provider following a concussion; a return-to-play guide that protects children from further injury by easing their reintroduction to play; as well as home and school instructions that can be e-mailed to parents, teachers, or caregivers to share important information about how to recognize and respond to head injuries. The CRR app can help coaches to comply with state laws that mandate education, documentation, and progress monitoring in athletes with concussions.”
The application is available for purchase at the Apple® App Store (SM) and the Android Market. More information on the application or any of our PARtners, can be found at http://crr.parinc.com