Free Cardiac & Concussion Screenings for Kids
Free Cardiac & Concussion Screenings for Kids Community Medical Center and the Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, are offering free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes! Register online at https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=35951.
Open to the first 75 athletes | 6-18 years old
Open to the first 75 athletes | 5-18 years old
Screenings are recommended to be repeated every 2 years.
When preliminary testing to identify, serious cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest and tragic deaths may be avoided. Ninety percent of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities and hidden heart conditions are often the cause. This cardiac screening will help to identify children, aged six to 18 years of age, who may require further testing or intervention.
The concussion baseline screening is for children, ages five to 18 years old. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT) can help identify issues in the future. Children five to 11 will be tested on an iPad which is much more game-like and makes the testing fun. If a child is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine when it is safe to return to normal activities.
The screenings are being offered at Toms River Intermediate East with Community Medical Center and the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, both part of RWJBarnabas Health. The Morahan Center provides education, evaluation, and assessment of sports injury and sports-related cardiac and concussion screenings.
Toms River Intermediate East 1519 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Date & Time:
August 19, 9 am – Noon