Baseline Concussion Screening
Players will participate in a computer aided test lead by our Pediatric Neuroscience team. This test will serve as a baseline in the event of a player injury. While additional tests may be required post injury, this baseline offers our care team insight into your athlete's prior cognitive function.
Kelly Gettig, RN, CPNP - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Co-director Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Clinic
Kelly Gettig has been a pediatric nurse for over 20 years and has been with the Trauma Program at Dell Children's since its inception in 2007. She is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner in both acute care and primary care pediatrics.
David Hoellen , Athletic Trainer
Kimberly Moody , MSN, APRN
Who: Players that are 12-14 years old
Why: Baseline ImPACT testing (pre-injury) establishes individual baseline scores that can be used for comparison in the event that your child sustains a concussion (post-injury). Baseline testing takes 30-45 minutes.
Parent Education: While your child is testing, our clinical concussion team will provide education regarding prevention, identification, and early treatment of concussion.