National Concussion Awareness Day - September
Fri, Sep 16, 2022

National Concussion Awareness Day

National Concussion Awareness Day is an annual celebration to raise public awareness of concussions. Celebrated every third Friday in September. In the current year 2022, it falls on September 16th.

History

This holiday was established by the American Brain Injury Association. This is a necessary measure, a large number of cases of concussion are diagnosed every year. People most often get such injuries in an accident or as a result of a blow to the head.

Doctors distinguish three degrees of concussion. The most difficult of them is the third one. A person loses consciousness for several hours, memory lapses are observed. The presence of common symptoms is characteristic: headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion of cognition, poor appetite. Regardless of the severity of the injury, a mandatory visit to the hospital is necessary. Doctors will conduct the necessary diagnostics to prevent the development of complications that can manifest themselves in long-term disorders of the nervous system. In such cases, a person has poor control over his emotions, can become dangerous to others.

With a timely visit to a doctor and medical treatment (if necessary), a person can return to his everyday life, taking into account the doctor’s recommendations. Symptoms completely disappear in 2-3 weeks.

How to celebrate

  1. Congratulate on this day acquaintances and friends who work as doctors treating head injuries.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the rules of first aid for a person with head injuries. Study the algorithm of actions and the clinical picture.
  3. Read more about what medications are used to treat a concussion.
  4. Do charity work and help medical centers in your city.
  5. Share a post on social media that provides basic information about concussion and highlights the importance of a holiday like National Concussion Awareness Day.

When is National Concussion Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?

National Concussion Awareness Day is observed on the third Friday of September each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 16 2022
Friday September 15 2023
Friday September 20 2024
Friday September 19 2025
Friday September 18 2026

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