Local school uses NFL program to keep athletes concussion-free

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by KREM.com & Cole Heath

KREM.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 9:32 PM

KELLOGG, Idaho-- A Silver Valley school district released a new way to keep student athletes concussion free.
               
The Kellogg School District is using a special computer program used by the NFL for students that get concussions. It’s designed to make sure every student is “ok” before they go back to the court or field.

Kellogg school nurse Nicole Lewis uses a program called impact when an athlete has a concussion.
 
The program tests a player’s brain through word design questions, memorization, and numbers.
 
Athletes who want to play either football or soccer are required to take a baseline test.
 
It stores all of the answers users can compare test results.

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