Concussion Management Program
FCCJC ImPACT Baseline Testing for
Concussion Prevention and Management
(scroll down for testing sign-up info)
A concussion is a traumatic injury caused when the brain violently moves within the skull injuring brain cells. FCCJC has partnered with the experts at Overland Park Regional Medical Center to offer educational programs and testing to prevent concussions and treat concussons should one occur. Overland Park Regional Medical Center uses ImPACT, a neurocognitive test developed by the University of Pittsburgh Neurosciences Center. It is the most widely used test and currently the choice of the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS and NFL.
ImPACT helps physicians evaluate an athlete's recovery following concussion. In the preseason, each athlete is given a baseline test. Should a concussion occur, a follow-up test may be administered to see if results have changed from the baseline.
All FCCJC football players and cheerleaders in 5th-8th grade, who did not participate in baseline testing last year, are eligible for testing. If a participant took the test in 2012, it is not necessary to take the test again until 2014.
The concussion management program helps ensure a culture of "Safety First", and is a significant part of FCCJC's commitment to our athletes. OPRMC has been our healthcare partner to ensure safety both on and off the field.
The ImPACT testing provides physicians a comparison between baseline and post injury. This helps your doctor to diagnose and manage the concussion. It can also help your physician answer difficult questions about an athlete's readiness to return to play.
Baseline testing for cheerleading participants have been scheduled for April 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16. Click here
for the cheerleading information form with details.
Baseline testing for football participants have been scheduled for July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Click here for the football information form with details. Parents may register their football players on-line by clicking here.
Baseline testing takes about 45 minutes. Tests will be conducted on the campus of Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Medical Plaza East, 10601 Quivira (across the street east from OPRMC on 106th Street -- approximately I-435 and Quivira).
A mandatory coach/parent education session is conducted in an adjacent room while athletes are taking the baseline test.