Concussions: Be Aware, Be Prepared
PEHSC, through the EMS for Children Program, applied for and received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, funded by the U.S. Human Resources and Services Administration. The purpose of the grant is to increase awareness in mild traumatic brain injuries, also known as concussions. PEHSC determined that the best method to deliver our message was through a short video, which we filmed in January 2015. The video, produced by Final Focus Productions, is 5 minutes long and discusses the physiology of a concussion, as well as EMS response to a suspected concussion. Special thanks to Mike Horan of the Comprehensive Concussion Education Team of Bucks County and Board of Directors member Northwest EMS for their help in making this project a success.