In concussion management, the purpose of primary prevention
is to minimize further exposure to risk by educating coaches, athletes, and parents.
As part of that education process, emphasize to all that there is no such thing as a "concussion-proof helmet"
. But also emphasize that it is essential to:
- Use proper, well-fitted safety equipment, such as helmets, headgear, and mouthpieces.
- Teach proper playing techniques to reduce risks during play.
- Advocate sport-wide rule changes as needed to mitigate undue risks during play.
- Enforce existing rules.