Formal Report Description
The formal report, "Collegiate Concussions Manual", is a great manual written for athletic coaches in order to gain knowledge on the seriousness of concussions on athletes. This manual informs the reader on the facts about concussions, gives advice on how to prepare and prevent the cause of one, and also raises readers' awareness towards athletic concussions. My partner and I want to bring coaches and players attention towards our sports and recreational program that is in dire need of awareness for major head injuries and concussions. The purpose of this manual is to bring caution to students about major head injuries who are engaged in athletic activities here at U.N.T. Most students have some knowledge about concussions from experiences or from their trainers in previous years. We have noticed that a vast amount of student athletes who have suffered from concussions do not receive the proper treatment. This manual will provide detailed instructions along with photographs which demonstrate some procedures on how to treat a concussion. Head injuries such as concussions are often underestimated and need to be taken seriously and with precaution. Considering that my partner and I have been engaged in sports for a long time, and have been victims of a concussion, we feel that we are qualified to write this manual. Between the two of us, my partner and I try to fix what we think isn’t getting enough attention. We decided to write this manual because sports are an interest of ours. The safety of the sport, we figured, is the most important part of the game. We planned on having this manual sent to people that are responsible for the safety of others. People like the athletic trainers or the school’s health clinic will be responsible of properly informing students with this manual. My partner and I stated that we will be starting a fundraiser to help bring money into this program. The advantages of having a fundraiser is so while were trying to raise more money; we also have the opportunity to help bring more awareness to the subject. Another key factor about this project was that, we did not involve the parents in this manual. We figured there was no need for parents to be included in this manual because most students here are dependent on their self.