Concussion Program at St. Mary-Corwin
As part of our ongoing commitment to our community, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital has helped form Concussion Consultants at Centura. The mission of these professionals, headed by Dr. Rocky Khosla, is to provide cutting edge tools and protocols to other health care providers, athletes, parents, coaches and any other interested parties on the latest developments in concussion management.
According to the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, approximately 1,500 to 2,500 youth athletes visit Colorado emergency rooms for sports-related concussions each year. That statistic has not gone unnoticed.
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The Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act, which goes into effect on January 1, 2012 has redefined the way coaches, athletes, parents and medical providers need to approach the treatment of concussions. The Concussion Management Program at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital was designed to provide the framework for a comprehensive concussion management protocol from the point of concussion all the way to return to play for the concussed athlete for all of the high schools and middle schools in Pueblo City Schools, School District 70, Canon City, Florence and at CSU-Pueblo. Additionally, our team is working with other communities in Southern Colorado to help develop comprehensive concussion management protocols for their athletes.
St. Mary-Corwin has donated special ImPACT testing software, which is designed to test concussed athletes, to all of the high schools and middle schools in Pueblo City Schools, School District 70, Canon City, Florence and at CSU-Pueblo. ImPACT, which stands for Immediate Post-concussive Assessment Cognitive Testing, when used as part of a comprehensive concussion management protocol, gives an added measure of safety in determining when a concussed athlete may safely return to play. Dr. Rocky Khosla, who has undergone rigorous training in the use and interpretation of this testing, is one of a few Certified ImPACT Consultants (CICs) in Colorado. Up to this point the Concussion Consultants at Centura have conducted more than 1,030 ImPACT tests!