Provided through the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center at
The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (MJM)
at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline
screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 8:00 am
to 2:00 pm at South Mountain Recreation Complex, Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Available to the first 200 young athletes who sign up, the cardiac screening
is open to 6 to 18 year-olds. When preliminary testing to identify serious
cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest
and tragic deaths may be avoided. Nearly 90 percent of sudden cardiac
deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities, and
hidden heart conditions are often the cause. Cardiac screening will help
to identify players who may require further testing or intervention.
For the first time, MJM is excited to bring the FDA-approved ImPACT Pediatric®
concussion screening for children ages 5 and older. Previously, concussion
screenings were only available for young athletes ages 10 and above. ImPACT
Pediatric is an iPad-based computerized test that is individually and
easily administered as well as engaging for children, while effectively
measuring neurocognitive function.
Concussion screening is available to young athletes, ages 5 and older to
the first 120 registrants. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT)
for a young athlete can help identify issues in the future. If an athlete
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 play.
The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes provides
education, evaluation and assessment of sports injury and sports-related
cardiac and concussion screenings. Barnabas Health serves and cares for
more pediatric patients than any other health care organization in New
Jersey. This program furthers RWJBarnabas Health's longstanding commitment
to the health and well-being of children and young adults.
Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked to be present.
Registration is required. To register and schedule an appointment time,
parents/guardians are asked to email Teamlink@rwjbh.org.
For more information about the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment
Center for Athletes, visit
www.barnabashealth.org/morahan or call 973-322-7913.