REAP the Benefits of Good Concussion Management
The REAP Project which stands for Reduce • Educate •Accommodate • Pace is a community-based model for Concussion Management that was developed in Colorado. The early origins of REAP stem from the dedication of one typical high school and it's surrounding community. After the devastating loss of a student to “Second Impact Syndrome,” the Administrators, Teachers, Certified Athletic Trainer, School Nurse, School Psychologist and Counselors all banded together to create a wider safety net for all students in that school. The net net became stronger when parents and community medical professionals also worked together to coordinate care and recovery from concussion. The lessons learned from this tragic event are that a “Multi-Disciplinary Team” approach is the foundation of good Concussion Management.