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“The number of concussions in kids is far worse than we thought … there are 1.2M concussions per year (in kids younger than 18 years old) that go unreported”
Athletic Director Finds easySCAT easy-to-use and Critical in Screening for Potential Concussion
In the first month of the fall semester, we (a NY class D High School) have already used the easySCAT Sideline mobile app to assess 15 significant head impacts. It’s easy and quick to use. We are doing many more standardized concussion assessments than we would have before using easySCAT Sideline.
In one recent case, a player complained that he didn’t feel well at practice stating that he had received a hard hit the day before. We ran an easySCAT Sideline assessment that indicated RED and recommended immediate Doctor evaluation. His parents didn’t believe it and were irritated that they had to take him out of play until a physician cleared him. The Doctor confirmed that he indeed had sustained a concussion and put the player on a recovery program.
The father of the player apologized and thanked us for identifying the issue, forcing the medical intervention. That evaluation might have saved the student from further and permanent brain damage.
easySCAT Sideline was developed by our 3 founding Licensed Medical Providers, Two Medical Doctors, and One Certified Athletic Trainer. easySCAT eliminates any arguments and second guessing on the part of athletes and parents.
easySCAT mobile applications are used in order to initiate the assessment to determine if the athlete should Sit Out, Continue to Play or Get Emergency Attention.
Concussion assessment data must be stored and be available for reporting. easySCAT Sideline empowers the AT by allowing a remote presence at all school events. It provides accurate and quick information for medical personnel to make a rapid decision while on the sideline. Protects the athlete, school system, and faculty
This is a new day. Never before has sports concussion been such a topic of conversation. Never before have school districts and colleges been under such scrutiny. easySCAT mobile software makes your job easier. Concussion assessments are managed and documented from the convenience of your phone or tablet. easySCAT was born out of a need to bring consistent, internationally recognized and easy concussion assessment protocol to high schools in the US. The mobile and desktop software provides an integrated tool that can be utilized on most devices and will connect via the internet to establish updates and maintain its database. It is user-friendly and will be made available for personal use as well. Prior concussion data can be reviewed with the push of a button
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Total Concussion Management LLC (TCMgt) formed to standardize recognition and management of concussions in students targeting high school sports and sports related activity. TCMgt uses guidelines developed by our 3 founding medical professionals. Based on this standard, TCMgt is providing to the schools a mobile software application (easySCAT) to perform the assessment, a website, and an off-line and cloud-based database to assist and educate faculty on concussion management.